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What is "Swatch" - Definition & Explanation

A sample cutting of a fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Refers to a coating that repels water but allows water vapor (thus perspiration) to pass through, allowing garments to be comfortable and waterproof. Used in garments for active wear and winter...
A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp...
Lumber (timber) that is planed or jointed on all sides. Typically marked S4S. In Britian, known as Dressed all round (DAR). Lumber is also sold S2S (surfaced two sides with both edges rough), or S2S...
process of industrially washing garments after they have been manufactured to remove sizing; it also softens and pre-shrinks. Grommet - an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening....
Bamboo (Bambusa) a giant woody grass, often reaching a height of forty feet or more, found in the tropical and subtropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere. It also has been grown successfully in...

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