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What is "Sea Island Cotton" - Definition & Explanation

A cotton with especially long silky fiber. The very finest and most expensive cotton, in very limited supply, with a fiber length greater than 1 1/2".
An exceptionally fine, long-staple type of cotton grown in the West Indies.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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The distance between the beginning of one complete pattern in the fabric weave, print, or design and the beginning of the next identical pattern. Fabric may have vertical or horizontal repeats or...

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