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What is "Faille" - Definition & Explanation

A glossy, soft, finely-ribbed, silk-like woven fabric made from cotton, silk, or manufactured fibers, especially rayon. It has a crosswise rib weave and the soft material drapes well. It is finer than grosgrain and with flatter ribs. It is difficult to launder but will give good wear if handled properly. Has a lustrous finish.
A plain weave fabric characterized by a narrow, crosswise rib which is usually the result of a fine warp yarn crossed with a heavier weft yarn. Most commonly made with filament yarns but can be from a variety of fibers and weights. It usually has a soft hand and a light luster with good body and drape.
A flat. ribbed fabric woven with fine yarns in the warp, with heavier yarns in the filling.using a plain weave. The ribbed effect is flatter than gross grain and smaller than a repp. The fabric is the base cloth used far Moire.
A soft, slightly glossy woven fabric made of silk, rayon, cotton, wool, or manufactured fibers or combinations of these fibers and having a light, flat crossgrain rim or cord made by using heavier yarns in the filling than in the warp.
Fabric with a flat ribbed weave. This fabric drapes and wears well, hence is ideal for slacks and dress wear. Faille was originally made of silk but for quality menswear is now most commonly made of fine woolens.
Faille is a ribbed fabric finish with structure and body. This finish is also seen in bridesmaids styles today. Most faille finishes are woven from silk, cotton, rayon or polyester fabrics.
A glossy, soft, finely-ribbed silk-like woven fabric made from cotton, silk, or manufactured fibers.
A fine, soft fabric woven from filament yarn made in a plain weave with weft-way ribs formed by the intersection of a fine close-set warp with a coarser weft. Faille belongs to a group of fabrics having ribs in the weft direction.
Fibre: Silk, rayon. Weave: Crosswise rib. Characteristics: Has a definite crosswise rib effect. Very soft material that drapes well. Finer than gros grain but in that family - ribs are also flatter than in grosgrain. Some belongs to the crepe family. It is rather difficult to launder.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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Often made from rayon but can also be made from mohair, silk and synthetics. The ground or backing yarns are usually made of cotton. Sometimes jute or hemp is combined with the cotton. It has a pile...

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