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Blue scale (colour fastness)

The blue scale is a standard comparative scale from 1 to 8 (1=very poor, 8=excellent) for assessing the light fastness of printed or dyed fabrics and textiles.

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Felt

Felt

Felt Felt is the name of a special textile fabric made of a random fibrous material that is classified according to a type of manufacture. Matted fibres of wool, hold together by stitching, a chemical binder, or by the action of heat or moisture. Milling felt (wool...
Flannel

Flannel

Flannel is a brushed, pliable fabric of twill, wool, worsted, cotton or rayon made in tightly woven twill or plain weave and finished with a light napping. Flannel originated in Wales and has a soft, napped surface that partially cancels the weave. Read more..

Hopsacking

Hopsacking

Hopsacking Hopsacking is a course, open, basket-weave fabric. The name comes from the plain-weave hemp and jute fabric used for sacking in which hops are gathered. It can be made from cotton, wool, linen, rayon, silk, hemp, or jute, it has a rather rough texture and...

Moisture regain

Moisture regain Moisture regained is a  measurement term used to describe the weight of moisture in a material expressed as a percentage of the oven-dry weight; moisture regains is an important element in whether or not a fibre, yarn or fabric is likely to static...
Ramie fibre

Ramie fibre

The perennial stalk producing ramie plant has been cultivated in eastern Asia for fibre since prehistoric times. Growing 3-8 feet high, with heart-shaped leaves, the plant’s fibre was used in fabric in ancient Egypt and was known in Europe during the middle Ages. Read more..