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What is "Synthetics" - Definition & Explanation

Man-made, sciennfically produced fibers used in many fabncs. Some types of synthetics are: rayon, nylon, polyester, and fiberglass.
Fabrics that are not from natural origins. Synthetics include manmade polyesters and polyvinyl fiber derivatives such as Acrylic, Nylon and Spandex that have been synthesized from petroleum and carbon derivatives.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A short length of warp or weft yarn that has twisted on itself owing to lively twist (see twist liveliness) or insufficient tension. NOTE: The snarling may occur during or prior to the weaving...
These weaves give the characteristic single-diagonal lines noted on the face of the cloth. There are twice as many threads per inch in the warp than there are in the weft. Because of the twist in the...
A color match between physically different stimuli, ie a match between stimuli with different reflectances or spectral power distributions. Such stimuli that match (for an observer and a viewing...
A sleeveless knit shirt with a deep, U-shaped neckline and deep armholes. Originally an athletic garment, tank tops have found a place in both the modern wardrobe, to be worn layered or on its own....
Leather that is dyed right through during tanning and has no coating on the top of the hide. Only the top quality hides are used for this type of leather and they retain natural variations such as...

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