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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.

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