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What is "Pongee" - Definition & Explanation

The most common form is a naturally colored lightweight, plain weave, silk-like fabric with a slubbed effect. End-uses include blouses, dresses, etc. Originally made of wild Chinese silk with a knotty rough weave.
Silk, cotton, or rayon in a plain weave that was woven 'in the gum'. Originally from China and woven on hand looms in the home. It is light or medium weight and tan or ecru in color. Some is dyed, but color is not quite uniform. The warp is finer and more even than filling. The nubs or irregular cross ribs are produced by uneven yarns. It is woven from wild tussah silk and it is a 'raw silk'.
A plain weave, light to medium weight silk fabric with slubs and nubs on the surface. Often found in a natural light tan color.
The most common form is a naturally colored lightweight, plain weave, silk-like fabric with a slubbed effect. End-uses include blouses, dresses, etc.
A plain weave light to medium weight fabric with a smooth surface. May be of cotton or manufactured fibers such as polyester. Used for dresses, blouses, pajamas, linings.
A lustrous lightweight plain-weave fabric, originally woven in silk.
The most common form is a naturally colored lightweight, plain weave, silk-like fabric with a slubbed effect. End-uses include athletic union suits and drawers.
A fabric made using a rib variation of the plain weave. The construction is characterized by having a slight ridge effect in one direction, usually the filling. Poplin used to be associated with casual clothing, but as the "world of work" has become more relaxed, this fabric has developed into a staple of men's wardrobes, being used frequently in casual trousers.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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Piece of scrap material sewn to the cover were additional length is needed to fasten to the frame. This is used in areas that will not be seen in use of the completed piece. Used to provide...
A warp knitted fabric in which the resulting knit fabric resembles hand crocheted fabrics, lace fabrics, and nettings. Raschel warp knits contain inlaid connecting yarns in addition to columns of...
A hydrophilic compound applied to a fiber or fabric which results in superior breathability and a moisture management system within the fabric that helps to maintain a comfortable body temperature...

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