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What is "Water Resistance" - Definition & Explanation

A measurement which determines the ability of a fabric to withstand sustained contact with water.

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Dyes for cotton and other cellulosic fibres that are based on suphur chemistry. Can be difficult to achieve top fastness performance but good results possible from selected dyes. Application method...
A fabric construction, in which two fabrics are woven on the loom at the same time, one on top of the other. In the weaving process, the two layers of woven fabric are held together using binder...
Ornamental embroidered effect in which extra filling yarn is shot through cloth at regular intervals during weaving. The extra fillings are floated between designs and later cut or clipped for...
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....
Medium to heavy weight twill fabric with a soft, short nap covering the weave. It has a sueded, velvety hand. Originally made of wool or wool blends but may be of cotton or other fibers. Used in...

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