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What is "Tear Resistance" - Definition & Explanation

A measurement of fabric strength. Also, a property imparted by using "ripstop" yarns in close woven fabrics.

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A weft double knit fabric in which a Jacquard type of mechanism is used. This device individually controls needles or small groups of needles, and allows very complex and highly patterned knits to be...
Is stronger than Plain Weave. Each weft wire alternatively crosses over two, then under two warp wires. Twill weave is usually used to accomodate a heavier than standard wire diameter in association...
Garters are items of clothing worn around the thighs. They are normally just a few inches in width. They often contain small bells and/or ribbons. In the 19th and 20th centuries, they were used to...
A numerical designation of yarn size indicating the relationship of length to weight. The number of warp yarns (ends) and filling yarns (picks) per inch in a woven fabric, or the number of wales...
The procedure, other than by scouring only, of improving the whiteness of a textile by decolourising it from the grey state, with or without the removal of the nature colouring matter or extraneous...

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