Textured Yarns

The yarns that result after undergoing the texturizing process, which can create crimping, looping, and otherwise modify the filament yarn for the purpose of increasing cover, abrasion resistance, insulation, warmth resilience, or moisture absorption, and to provide a different surface texture. When filament yarns are texturized, and then woven or knitted into fabrics, the result is that the finished fabric?s…


A process performed on specialized machinery which creates bulk, stretches the yarn, and therefore creates new aesthetics to the finished fabric.


The ability to maintain a constant temperature independent of dynamic (changing) environmental conditions.

Thread Count

The number of ends and picks per inch in a woven cloth; the number of wales and courses per inch in a knit fabric. See “Count of Cloth”.


A compactly woven cotton cloth used for containers, covers for mattresses and pillows, sportswear (hickory stripes), institution fabric, and work clothes. It is striped cloth, usually white background with blue or brown stripes in the motif.


A tightly woven, very durable fabric, usually made of cotton and used for covering mattresses, box springs, pillows, and work clothes. The fabric can be made by using a plain, satin, or twill weave construction.


A form of resist dyeing. Items to be dyed are tied or knotted so that the folds of the fabric form barriers to the dye to create patterns or designs on the fabric.


A very popular clasp due to its simplicity in use for the wearer. They consist of a T-bar which is hooked into the other loop part of the clasp. The loop part can come in many shapes from round, square, oval, heart, and many other shapes


A large bundle of manufactured filament fiber as they are extruded from the spinnerette, and before they have been cut into staple fibers.

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