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What is "Melange/Heather" - Definition & Explanation

A variation in tone or mottled look. May be done by mixing fibers or yarn of different colors together, printing of the top before spinning the yarn, or cross dyeing the fabric.

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In performance garments, high tenacity stretch fabric which, when in a close fitting garment, provides muscles with a firm compression fit that lessons vibrations, reduces fatigue, and keeps muscles...
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The seat area upon which the seat cushion rests. The deck cloth is often a different, cheaper or more durable fabric, but if it is the same fabric as the rest of the cover, it's called "Self-decked"...

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