A soft or fuzzy surface on a fabric, usually achieved by brushing
A process for making a nonwoven textile in which a continuous mat of randomly laid fibres or filaments is entangled with barbed needles. This causes matting and the production of a "felt" textile.
A small knot of entangled fibres commonly regarded as a fault but sometimes introduced as an effect.
Shorter fibres separated from longer fibres in combing.
A manufactured fiber with extreme toughness, elasticity and strength.
A general term for fibers derived from natural substances such as cellulose, proteins and minerals.
A generic term for the synthetic polyamide fibers.Olefin A manmade fiber composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene, propylene or other olefin units.
A lightweight plain weave cotton fabric, usually finished to create a luster and a soft hand. Common end-uses are infants' wear, blouses, and lingerie.
Nano refers to 1 billionth of a meter, or 1 x 10-8 centimeter. 150,000 strands of a nano-fiber can fit across a human hair.
Complex technology that involves nano-size materials and combines science such as biology, chemistry and physics and engineering.
A fuzzy, fur-like feel created when fiber ends extend from the basic fabric structure to the fabric surface. The fabric can be napped on either one or both sides.