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What is "Blend" - Definition & Explanation

A Blend is a fabric or yarn made up of more than one type of fiber.
The combination of two or more types of staple fibers and/or colors in one yarn. Blends are sometimes so intimate that It is difficult to distinguish component fibers in yarn or fabric. A highly sophisticated textile art, blending today is creating new fabric types, performance characteristics, and dyeing and finishing effects.
A yarn obtained when two or more staple fibers are combined in a textile process for producing spun yarns (e.g., at opening, carding, or drawing).
A fabric that contains a blended yarn (of the same fiber content) in the warp and filling.
A yarn/fabric which is made out of more than one fiber. In blended yarn, more than two different types of staple fibers are twisted or spun together to form yarn.
Two or more fibers combined in one fabric to bring out the best qualities of each. Example: In a cotton/polyester blend, cotton supplies softness and breath ability; polyester supplies strength and easy-care advantages. Usually referred to by two numbers such as 60/40, with each number representing the percentage of each fiber present in the yarn.
Describes cloth woven or knitted from yarn or thread made of two or more kinds of fibers.
A term applied to a yarn or a fabric that is made up of more than one fiber. In blended yarns, two or more different types of staple fibers are twisted or spun together to form the yarn. Examples of a typical blended yarn or fabric is polyester/cotton.
A term used to describe a garment made up of more than 1 fiber.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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