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What is "Selvage" - Definition & Explanation

Edge of woven fabric, often of different threads and/or weave, to prevent raveling.
The edge on either side of a woven or flat-knitted fabric, often of different threads and/or weave, so finished to prevent raveling.
The woven edge portion of a fabric parallel to the warp is called selvage.
Also called Selvedge

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A process which reduces the linear density of an assembly of fibres. Drafting typically occurs in the early stages of producing yarns from staple fibres. Draw spinning: A process for spinning...
An imperfection, characterized by a ridge or mark running in the crosswise or lengthwise directions of the fabric. Barrˇs can be caused by tension variations in the knitting process, poor quality...
Silk, rayon, or cotton in a plain or crosswise rib weave. It has a watermarked finish that is fairly stiff with body in most cases. It is produced by passing the fabric between engraved cylinders...
A finish that has the purpose of increasing the absorbency of a fabric. on durable press blends. The finish allows the stain to leave the fabric faster, increases the wicking action for improved...
A term denoting a group of materials in which the polyamide fibres are altered through the application of steam. In this way, the fibres swell up, which makes them softer, while retaining their...

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