TextileGlossary.com

What is "Fabric" - Definition & Explanation

Two-dimensional collection of yarns and fibers. In a general sense, also includes leather when used for furniture covers.
General term used for all materials made of fibers /yarnsby weaving, knitting, lace binding, braiding , felting,bonding, fusing orinterlocking.
A term used to denote all materials made of fibers
A manufactured assembly of fibres or yarns (or both) that has substantial surface area in relation to its thickness, and sufficient mechanical strength to give the assembly inherent cohesion.
NOTE:
Fabrics are most commonly woven or knitted, but the term also applies to assemblies produced by lace-making, tufting, felting, net-making and non-woven processes.
A Manufactured Assembly Of Fibres And/or Yarns That Has Substantial Surface Area In Relation To Its Thickness And Sufficient Mechanical Strength To Give The Assembly Inherent Cohesion. , Note: Fabrics Are Most Commonly Woven Or Knitted, But The Term Includes Assemblies Produced By Lace-making, Tufting, Felting, Net-making, And The So-called Nonwoven Processes.
An assembly of fibres and/or yarns, which is generally in a sheet-like form. Also known as cloth. A planar structure consisting of yarns or fibres. There are different types of fabric based on their manufacturing processes, mainly Woven, Knitted, Braided, Lace (or Net), Felt and Non-woven.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Comes from the Anglo-Saxon 'owef'. It is another name for the warp or warp yarn. Sometimes in advertising textiles, the word has been used to imply filling yarn, and made to interchange with the...
Mercerized cotton is cotton thread (or cotton-covered thread with a polyester core) that has been treated with sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The thread is given a caustic soda bath that is then...
The shorter fibres separated from the longer fibres by combing during the preparatory process before spinning. Noils are a mixture of short and broken fibres, neps and vegetable matter. Noils may be...
A jumper dress or simply jumper (British English: pinafore dress, pinafore, pinny), is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse or sweater. There is sometimes confusion over...
An irregular, slub silk reeled from double cocoons or silk worms which have spun their cocoons side by side causing an interlock, making it necessary to reel them together. Antique taffetas and...

Companies for Fabric:


If you manufacture, distribute or otherwise deal in Fabric, please fill your company details below so that we can list our company for FREE!

Add a definition

Add a definition for a textile term that you know about! Send us an email & tell us:
  • The term you want to define
  • Its definition in 500 words or less
  • Attach an image if necessary.
  • Optionally, tell us about yourself in 200 words or less!

(s) 2018 TextileGlossary.com Some rights reserved. • Sitemap