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Aesthetics is a term used to describe textiles properties perceived by touch and sight, for example, colour, lustre, drape, texture or what is also known as the hand of fabrics or garments. It´s a subjective perception of textile qualities and does not measure durability and so on. Aesthetics from the French word literally mean to perceive (1798) adj. See also hand, textile finishing or textile control in the Eco-Fashion Encyclopedia or Denim Encyclopedia.

Aesthetics Textile Properties Examples:

  • Colour
  • Lustre
  • Texture
  • Drape
  • Handle
  • Softness
  • Patterns

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