Contract Textile Terms Glossary
Fabric of fine worsted yarns tightly woven in a twill weave.
A finishing process combining the application of a glazing substance and friction calendering; the process produces a smooth, highly polished, or lustrous surface on a fabric.
GORE« Seating Protection:
A technology that combines a durable, breathable moisture barrier with a soil- and stain-resistant, antimicrobial, topical treatment. The product allows the textile to be more easily cleaned and prevents moisture and contaminants from penetrating upholstery and reaching the foam cushion. Gore« A registered trademark of W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc. www.GoreSeatingProtection.com
Woven fabric not yet dyed or finished. Also referred to as "grey" goods.
a. Refers to an undesirable affect in a woven fabric when the warp becomes apparent if the fabric is folded, creased or upholstered around corners and edges. b. A flaw in ribbed fabrics that occurs when warp threads show through the covering filling threads. c. A printing term referring to ground color showing through colors printed over it.
A durable warp-pile fabric made of uncut loops, similar to frisÚ but woven with heavier yarns.ground: The area in a woven or printed design that forms the background behind the motif.