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What is "Hard Shell" - Definition & Explanation

A high-impact, abrasion-resistant outer fabric, which provides protection from the environment.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

(Breaking Stregth) - The strength shown by a fiber, yarn, or fabric to resist breaking under pressure. It is the actual number of pounds of resistance that a fabric will give before the material is...
A changeable colour effect on a lustrous or shiny fabric in which the warp yarns and weft yarns are of contrasting colours. NOTE: The fabric normally has a plain weave or a 2/2 twill weave when...
Refers to the process of washing with a cellulase enzyme -one which attacks the cellulose in the fabric- giving it a used, worn appearance and a desirable soft hand. The effect is similar to stone...
Napped is a dry, permanent finish in which fibers are raised from the fabric by bristled rotating brushes. This finish allows the fabric to provide more insulation, while also lowering its resistance...
A form of rib knitting stitch, modified for tucking on one or both sets of needles. It is a sweater style usually referring to a 3-button coat swe4ater with either a V or a round neck or any sweater...

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