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What is "Vicuna" - Definition & Explanation

The fleece is reddish brown, shading to white on the belly. The fibers can be use to manufacture the softest coat cloth in the world Ö or at least thatís the story from the vicuna growers industry.
The best of all luxury fibers, the Vicuna (thatís an animal) lives mostly above the clouds in certain plateaus of South America. The fiber is so fine, it is half the diameter of the finest wool.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp...
A method of applying short fibers rather than color to the entire surface of the fabric. The fabric may be printed with an adhesive and the fiber dusted, onto it, or the fibers may be contained in...
Wool-like underhair of the Bactrian camel, a two-humped pack-carrying species that is lustrous and extremely soft. Because it is expensive, often used in blends with wool for coats, suits, sweaters,...
A fabric produced by interlocking loops in a lengthwise direction. Warp knits tend to be flatter, smoother, more run resistant, and more stable than weft knits. Examples are tricot, raschel and...
The chemise, called a "smock" or "shift" in the 16th century, was a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils. Chemise is the French term. Italians called it a...

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