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What is "Microfiber" - Definition & Explanation

Fiber that has less than one denier per filament.
Fabric made with a woven base, and microfibers electrostatically adhered to the surface, resembling suede.
An Extremely fine synthetic fiber used to produce soft, lightweight fabrics. Microfiber is often defined as fibers of less than 1 denier per filament but the term is used loosely in the industry. May be polyester, nylon, acrylic, rayon or other fibers. Used for rainwear, outerwear and various other types of apparel.
Microfibers are man-made ultra fine fibers available in acrylic, nylon, polyester, and rayon. When woven the produce an extremely drapeable, very soft and luxurious fabric (click here for more info).
This fabric is tightly woven from a very fine poly thread and has a sueded finish for a luxurious, soft feel. Microfiber fabric is naturally water repellent due to its construction process and when specially treated, can also be waterproof.
A fine synthetic fiber woven into lightweight, washable and breathable fabrics that hold shape extremely well.
Generic term for any synthetic fiber finer than silk. Fabrics made with micro fibers are soft, lightweight, breathable and durable.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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The process of physically compressing (or shrinking) woven fabrics so that they don't shrink unacceptably when a customer washes them. Most fabric processes work under tension that stretch fabrics as...

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