Silk and wool fabric, rigid in some ways to the hand and characterized by a grainy surface that forms thin, pebble-like figures; built with saia armor. It is used for making women’s dresses, blouses and, in its heaviest form, for summer coats. Its name derives from the French “granite” (“granuloso”}, which describes the appearance of the surface of the fabric.

Greige Goods

An unfinished fabric, just removed from a knitting machine or a loom. Also called grey goods.


An eyelet placed in a hole to protect or insulate a rope or cable passed through it or to reinforce the hole.


A firm, tightly woven fabric with a heavy, pronounced, crosswise rib. Used for neckties, millinery, trim. The term often describes ribbon but may be a full-width fabric as well.

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