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What is "Textile" - Definition & Explanation

Any item manufactured from natural or man-made fibres or filaments, e.g. yarns, threads, cords, ropes, braids, lace, embroidery, nets and fabrics made by weaving, knitting, braiding, felting, bonding and tufting.
The term is defined in this thesaurus as 'cloth', whether woven, beaten, knitted or otherwise manufactured. If an object is regarded as a textile, but the material term already occurs in this thesaurus under another Broad Term, enter 'textile' in the record as an additional keyword. See also FIBRE and its Narrow Terms.
A woven or knit cloth. The term is used generically to define many various fabrics. The word is some times used to define an entire industry. For example, "the Apparel Search Company is the leading informational resource for the Apparel & Textile Industry's.
Fabric or cloth, made by any number of techniques, eg, weaving, knitting, plaiting.
A broad classification of materials that can be utilized in constructing fabrics and the fabrics made with those materials.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A finishing process in which the fabric is wound tightly onto a perforated roller and either immersed in hot water, which is also circulated through the fabric (wet decatising) or has steam blown...
A chemical process for eliminating vegetable matter from animal fibres such as wool by degrading it to an easily friable (readily crumbled) condition. The process usually involves treatment with an...
Curvature of the warp or weft. NOTE: A fabric is said to be warp-bowed or weft-bowed, according to which set of threads is curved. Weft bow may or may not extend over the full width of the...
Originally, textiles such as cotton were coated in oil to create resistance to moisture. Now, resins from plastics are used instead of oil. Olefin is a very versatile fiber with excellent...
Hakama are a type of traditional Japanese clothing. Hakama cover the lower body and resemble a wide, pleated skirt. Hakama were originally worn only by men, but today they are worn (albeit slightly...

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