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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:

Denotes the spacing of ends or picks, or both, and is expressed as the number of threads per centimetre. NOTE: The state of the fabric at the time should be described, e.g. loom, grey,...
A dyeing machine in which fabric, in open width, is transferred repeatedly from one roller to another and passes each time through a dyebath of relatively small volume. NOTE: Jigs are also...
Wet describing chemicals applied to a fabric and generally seen as less environmental-friendly than mechanical dry finishes. However, there are some eco-friendly wet finishes, which are increasing in...
A finish that has the purpose of increasing the absorbency of a fabric. on durable press blends. The finish allows the stain to leave the fabric faster, increases the wicking action for improved...
The process of dyeing finished garments. Benefits are that colour decisions can be left until the last minute (reducing manufacture of unwanted merchandise) and you only dye the fabric in the garment...

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