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What is "Tussah silk" - Definition & Explanation

Wild silk from cocoons that fed on oak leaves and is a light brown in color.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A tangled ball of fibers that appears on the surface of a fabric, as a result of wear or continued friction or rubbing on the surface of the fabric. Occurs as a result of fibers loosening from the...
a weave in which the warp yarns are arranged in pairs with one twisted around the other between picks of feeling yarn as in marquisette. This type of weave gives firmness and strength to an...
The crimped, rippled, wavy or pebbled appearance of a fabric where distortion of the structure has occurred as the result of non-uniform relaxation or shrinkage. NOTE: This defect may result from...
process of industrially washing garments after they have been manufactured to remove sizing; it also softens and pre-shrinks. Grommet - an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening....
Spandex is an elastic type fiber that can be stretched many times its length and then spring back to the original length. Spandex is more resistant to washing, perspiration, and heat than latex....

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