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What is "TFPIA" - Definition & Explanation

Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (USA) Law governing labeling and classification of fibers used in fabrics. Among the components: * Natural fibers must be called by their common, known, name. * Man made fibers may be listed by trademarked name, but must also be listed by generic name, e.g., "Dacron polyester" * Fibers must be listed in descending order of composition by weight. * No trademarks or other terms may be used that imply presence of a fiber that is not part of the product (e.g., Wooly warm 100% acrylic)

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The process where garments or part garments are dyed after manufacture (garments are made up). This enables the client to make late decisions about the colours that can be used, which means it can be...
From the French for "cat's eye." The luster of a piece of wood with a finish on it. Also known as luster or depth, chatoyance displays itself by the figure changing with different viewing angles and...
The UPF rating indicates how effective a fabric is at blocking out solar ultraviolet radiation from reaching the skin. UPF ratings range from 15 to 50 with higher ratings indicating more effective...
Boxers shorts are a type of underwear, worn usually by men. They are all-around-elastic shorts named after the shorts worn by professional fighters. They first originated in the 1930s, but were...
A machine in which heavy bowls rotate in contact under mechanical pressure. NOTE: The bowls may be unheated or one may be a thick-walled steel shell heated internally. All bowls may rotate at the...

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