Any item manufactured from natural or man-made fibres or filaments, e.g. yarns, threads, cords, ropes, braids, lace, embroidery, nets and fabrics made by weaving, knitting, braiding, felting, bonding and tufting.
The term is defined in this thesaurus as 'cloth', whether woven, beaten, knitted or otherwise manufactured. If an object is regarded as a textile, but the material term already occurs in this thesaurus under another Broad Term, enter 'textile' in the record as an additional keyword. See also FIBRE and its Narrow Terms.
A woven or knit cloth. The term is used generically to define many various fabrics. The word is some times used to define an entire industry. For example, "the Apparel Search Company is the leading informational resource for the Apparel & Textile Industry's.
Fabric or cloth, made by any number of techniques, eg, weaving, knitting, plaiting.
A broad classification of materials that can be utilized in constructing fabrics and the fabrics made with those materials.