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What is "Nap" - Definition & Explanation

A soft or fuzzy surface on a fabric, usually achieved by brushing.
A downy surface given to a cloth when part of the fibers are raised from the basic structure and brushed.
Nap is a term for the raised surface of certain cloth, such as flannel.
A blurred fur like feel created when fiber ends extend from the basic fabric structure to the surface of the fabric. The fiber can be napped on one or both sides.
the soft or fuzzy surface of a brushed fabric or leather.
A fuzzy, fur-like feel created when fiber ends extend from the basic fabric structure to the fabric surface. The fabric can be napped on either one or both sides.
Shaded or directional design that requires all parts of the garment to be cut in the same direction. May result from the print or weave of the fabric or the way the fabric is made. Velvet, corduroy, and plush are fabrics with nap.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Combining of two or more types of staple fibers in one yarn to achieve color mixtures such as heather, unusual dyeing variations, or better performance characteristics. Blends of natural and man-made...
A Yarn Formed From An Elastomer., Note 1: Elastomeric Yarn May Either Be Incorporated Into Fabric In The Bare State Or Wrapped With Relatively Inextensible Fibres. Wrapping Is Done By Covering (see...
A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together)....
Manufactured fiber made of continuous filaments, and made of two related components, each with different degrees of shrinkage. The result is a crimping of the filament, which makes the fiber...
A nonwoven structure made by extruding molten polymer through spinnerets to form fibres. Spunmelt processes are used in the manufacture of spunbond nonwovens, meltblown nonwovens and combinations of...

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