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What is "To the trade" - Definition & Explanation

Policy where furniture, fabric, lighting or wallcoverings are sold exclusively through or to retailers, upholsterers, designers and architects at wholesale showrooms. Retail clients may sometimes be allowed to shop when they are working with and buying through said professionals.

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A process of passing cloths between one or more rollers (or calenders), usually under carefully controlled heat and pressure, to produce a variety of surface effects or textures in a fabric such as...
A finish containing a colorant (dye, pigment, or both) usually sprayed on to correct or add color to wood furniture or parts. Terminology varies but most people call it a toner when applied over...
A soft, plush like fabric of wool, usually containing somespecialhair fiber,such as alpaca or mohair. The term isproperly appliedonly to yarnall-woolproduct, closelywoven and of pine stock. Diagonal...
A woven fabric, usually cotton or maybe linen, with loop pile on one or both sides. Pile, also jacquard and dobby combined with pile. It has either all over loops on both sides of the fabric or...
Comes from the Anglo-Saxon 'owef'. It is another name for the warp or warp yarn. Sometimes in advertising textiles, the word has been used to imply filling yarn, and made to interchange with the...

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