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What is "Grosgrain" - Definition & Explanation

It is a blended fabric composed of fine silk warp threads and coarser silk, cotton or worsted weft. The weave is a warp rib with a high density of warp threads and low pick density of weft threads.
A firm, tightly woven fabric with a heavy, pronounced, crosswise rib. Used for neckties, millinery, trim. The term often describes ribbon but may be a full width fabric as well.
A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.
A strong close-woven corded fabric usually of silk or rayon and often with cotton filler -- compare grogram.
A plain-weave fabric with a rib in the weft direction, the rib being more pronounced than in a taffeta.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A variation on the twill weave construction in which a broken check effect is produced by a variation in the pattern of interlacing yarns, utilizing at least two different colored yarns. This check...
Fabrics and apparel with stretch and recovery in both warp and filling directions. Popular in ski-clothes, pants, active sportswear, and other body fitting apparel where free body movement is desired...
(Durable Press) - Terms used to describe a garment which has been treated to retain its fresh appearance, crease, and shape throughout the life of the garment, Permanent press can be a misleading...
An imperfection, characterized by a ridge or mark running in the crosswise or lengthwise directions of the fabric. Barrés can be caused by tension variations in the knitting process, poor quality...
A tankini is a type of two-piece swimsuit. The tankini is disguished from the classic bikini by the difference in tops. The tankini top extends downward to somewhere between just above the navel and...

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