ANTIPILL

A special finishing that is added to the fabric to prevent pilling.


FLEECE

A strong, smooth, extremely long fiber that permits the use of filament in yarn without twist or with very low twist.


PILE

Raised loops or other yarns or fibers deliberately emplaced to stand away from the surface of the fabric.


BREATHABLE

Transports moisture away from the body in order for it to remain dry.


HIGH-TECH TEFLON

Chemical treatment to the face of the fabrics resulting in water repellency.


PILLING

Bunch of tangled fibers that are held to the surface of a fabric by one or more fibers.


COATINGS

A treatment for water proofing or water repellency. (e.g. hydrophilic Micro-coatings or polyurethane, etc.).


INTARSIAS

A flat knit fabric with patterns knitted in solid colors, so that both sides of the fabric are alike.


SPANDEX

A flexible, abrasion resistant, strong fabric with excellent elongation and elastic recovery properties.


CROSS-DYE FABRICS

Dyeing of stock, yarn or fabric composed of two or more different fibers with varying dyeing properties to achieve a multicolored or color and white effect.


JACQUARDS

Weaving system that permits the production of woven designs of considerable size.


LYCRA

Spandex filament yarn.


TWILL

The weave used to produce a fabric with diagonal parallel ribs.


DOWN

Fluffy, fibrous material that grows under the contour feathers of waterfowl.


MICROFIBER

Very fine filament or staple fiber used to produce lightweight, soft fabrics.


WATERPROOFING

Made of or coated or treated with rubber, plastic, or a sealing agent to prevent penetration by water.


FILAMENT

A strong, smooth, extremely long fiber that permits the use of filament in yarn without twist or with very low twist.


MICROPORUS

Material having pore spaces so fine that they allow the exit of water vapor but do not permit the passage of drops of water.


WICKING

Passage of liquid through or along the interstiches in a permanent material.


MM (MILLIMETER)

A unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter, or 0.0394 inch.