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What is "Brushing" - Definition & Explanation

A finishing process for knit or woven fabrics in which brushes or other abrading devices are used on a loosely constructed fabric to permit the fibers in the yarns to be raised to create a nap on fabrics or create a novelty surface texture.
A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.
The process which involves passing of the material over one or several brushes to give it a raised look.
A finishing process used on knit or woven fabrics where abrading devices are used to raise a nap to produce a novelty textured effect.
A method of producing a fabric where the fibres are brushed and teased, producing a hairy surface on the surface of the fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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