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What is "Top dyed" - Definition & Explanation

A fiber dyeing method in which dye in applied to combed fibers in an untwisted or loosely twisted rope form (called top or sliver ). Sometimes dye is applied or printed on the fiber at regular intervals to give a melange effect. Top dyeing results in good colorfastness.

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