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What is "Textile" - Definition & Explanation

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.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A short, lightweight, cotton-like, vegetable fiber found in the seed pods of the Bombocaceae tree. Because of its brittle quality, it is generally not spun. However, its buoyancy and moisture...
A lightweight, plain weave fabric traditionally of wool or wool blends with a napped, fleecy surface. So named because the texture resembles the breast of an albatross. Usually light in color- used...
Has a longer or higher pile than velvet, but shorter than plush. It is pressed flat and has a high lustre made possible by a tremendous roller-press treatment given the material in finishing. Now...
Cotton, cool, soft, comfortable, the principal clothing fiber of the world. Its production is one of the major factors in world prosperity and economic stability. Cotton "breathes". What would we do...
Term used to describe a fabric used in outerwear, which allows for a minimum pack volume and weight. These lightweight, packable garments offer the most versatile weather protection. Some of these...

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