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What is "Poplin" - Definition & Explanation

A plain-weave cotton-type fabric with weftways ribs and a high warp sett.
It is basically a warp rib cloth with fine warp and coarse weft. The cloth is made from cotton, wool or silk or a combination of these.
Poplin is a heavy, durable fabric that has a ribbed appearance. It is made with wool, cotton, silk, rayon, or any mixture of these. The ribs run across the fabric from selvage to selvage. They are formed by using coarse filling yarns in a plain weave.
A plain weave fabric with a fine, crosswise rib, the result of using finer warp yarns and heavier weft yarns and a higher thread count in the warp than the weft. Usually medium weight. Made in a variety of fibers but common in cotton and cotton blends. A common shirting fabric.
A cotton or wool fabric made using a crosswise rib variation of the plain weave. The construction is characterized by having a slight ridge effect in one direction, usually the filling. The filling is cylindrical with two or three times as many warp as weft per inch. Has a more pronounced filling effect than broadcloth. It is mercerized and has quite a high luster. It may be bleached, or dyed (usually vat dyes are used) or printed. Heavy poplin is given a water-repellent finish for outdoor use. Poplin was originally made with silk warp and a heavier wool filling. American cotton broadcloth shirting is known as poplin in Great Britain.
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.
A plain weave fabric with ribbed or corded effect.
A Plain-weave Fabric With Weftway Ribs And High Warp Sett.
Medium weight, durable fabric made of cotton or cotton blend yarns. A tightly woven, strong fabric that is often finished with a water repellant coating. In men's wear most commonly used for trench coats, pants and sometimes shirts.
A tightly woven, durable, medium weight cotton or cotton blend fabric made using a rib variation of the plain weave which creates a slight ridge effect.
A durable, plain weave class of fabrics which has fine cross ribs. Heavier than broadcloth, but not similar, poplin is usually made of a polyester/cotton blend.
A material made from silk and worsted and having a corded or ribbed appearance.
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.
A fabric with a fine rib effect on the surface because of a finer warp yarn than woof yarn.
A blend of cotton and polyester (bi-blend) in a poplin weave.

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