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Materials - Fibres+Fabrics


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Natural Fibre
comes from plants and animals. short staple fibres
Synthetic Fibre
manufactured using plant materials and minerals. continuous filament fibres
Handle
how a textile feels when touched
Breathable
can let perspiration out and air in
Lustre
how shiny the fabric is
Fibre
a fine hairlike structure in a staple or filament form
Biodegradable
can be broken down naturally by bacteria
Bonded
webs of fibre pressed together using adhesives or heat
Drape
the supple and flexible characteristics of the fabric. how it hangs or behaves
Blended fibre
two or more fibres spun together to make a yarn
Absorbency
the ability to take in and hold moisture
Durable
the ability to withstand wear, as a result of weathering
Mixed fibre
two or more yarns mixed together
Organic fibres
fibres grown using natural fertilisers to protect the environment
Recycled
when the product has been reused in some form
Elastomerics
any material that can go back to its original shape when deformed
Cellulose
original compound to produce regenerated fibres
Fabric
cloth produced by weaving or knitting textile fibres
Wearability
the ability for a garment to withstand prolonged wear
After care
follow up care provided after use
Flammability
easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly
Natural State of fabrics
raw materials/fibres
Safety
Freedom of any risk, danger of injury