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What is "Staple" - Definition & Explanation

A u-shaped fastener that secures fabric to the wood frame.
Any filament, fibre, or yarn that can be made into fabric or cloth, and the resulting material itself. The word originally referred only to woven fabrics but now includes knitted, bonded, felted, and tufted fabrics as well.
Staple is the raw material, or its length and quality, of fiber from which textiles are made.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Knitting is one of several ways to turn thread or yarn into cloth (cf weaving, crochet). Unlike woven fabric, knitted fabric consists entirely of parallel courses of yarn. The courses are joined to...
Manufactured fiber made of continuous filaments, and made of two related components, each with different degrees of shrinkage. The result is a crimping of the filament, which makes the fiber...
A twill weave in silk, rayon, or very fine, worsted cotton. A very soft, light fabric that is noted for its soft finish and feel. It is usually printed with small figures on a dark or light...
Sustainable clothing and sustainable fashion is very subjective. Clothing that reduces the environmental impact. Clothing that supports and nourishes the earth and the lives of all people involved in...
Period of assembly time when the adhesive film is not exposed to the air, but prior to the time that pressure has been applied. Compare with Open Time. Adhesives that bond on contact have little or...

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