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What is "Plush" - Definition & Explanation

Deep, thick pile fabric with a soft surface feel
It is a type of weft pile fabric that has long floats of weft.
Plush is a fabric having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet.
A fabric with a thick cut pile, used in apparel, draperies, upholstery, stuffed toys. May be woven or knit.
Brushed or sheared fabrics are also sometimes referred to as plush.
Velvet or velveteen where the pile is 1/8" thick or more. e.g. Cotton velour, hat velour, plush "fake furs".
Plush (from French peluche) is a textile fabric having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. Originally the pile of plush consisted of mohair or worsted yarn, but now silk by itself or with a cotton backing is used for plush, the distinction from velvet being found in the longer and less dense pile of plush. The material is largely used for upholstery and furniture purposes, and is also much employed in dress and millinery.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A fabric made using a rib variation of the plain weave. The construction is characterized by having a slight ridge effect in one direction, usually the filling. Poplin used to be associated with...
a) A multi-filament yarn with no twist. NOTE: The term is still used in respect of these yarns after a small amount of twist has been introduced by subsequent processing, e.g. as in over-end...
A tightly woven fabric made by using only long staple, combed wool or wool-blend yarns. The fabric has a hard, smooth surface. Gabardine is an example of a worsted fabric. A common end use is men's...
(Woven Fabrics) A number that indicates the extent to which the area of a fabric is covered by one set of threads. For any woven fabric, there are two cover factors: a warp cover factor and a weft...
A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment,...

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