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S-Twist Yarn

S-Twist Yarn is a left-handed twisted yarn. See Z-Twist.

SA8000

SA8000 is a voluntary, worldwide standard for companies for certifying and auditing labour practices in their services. SA8000 is social accountability developed and monitored by independent third-party commercial firms.

Sandblast

Sandblast is a laundry process where jeans before washing are shot with guns of sand to make the worn look. While initially done only by hand, this processing has recently become automated.

Sanding

Sanding is a fabric finishing process where fabrics sanded real sandpaper to make the surface soft without hair, can be performed before or after dying.

Sanforized

Sanforized is a Clouet Peabody and Company trademark for the pre-shrinking fabric process that limits residual fabric shrinkage to less than 1%, developed in the late 1920′s by the Sanforized Co.

Satin and Sateen

Satin and Sateen is a fabric weaves where one yarn floats over a series of threads before it interlaced once. When the warp floats over a series of picks (at least four) the fabric called satin, when the filling floats over a series of ends, the material called Sateen; it weaves to make fabric surfaces shiny and very smooth.