Fabrics (Cloth Textiles)

Fabric is the result of forming fibers together to make a large, flexible, usable piece. They have a wide variety of uses, including making garments to wear.

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Fabrics (Cloth Textiles)

What is the trade name for polyester chiffon?

This is known as Qiana. Qiana was developed by DuPont as a subsititute for silk, and was introduced in 1968. It was popularized for fashion in the disco era.

Interior Design
China and Chinese Territories
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What was the most highly prized fabric in China?

The most highly prized fabric in China was silk.

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When was nylon invented and do the letters NY and LON stand for New York and London?

No it doesn't mean NY and LOndon. It was a marketing term invented by a team at DuPont. They went through several names, including Duparooh (DuPont Pulls a Rabbit Out of a Hat) Norun (refering to its use as hosiery), nillon, nilon (confusing pronunciation) and finally nylon. For a great article on the history of nylon, see: Bruns, Roger. (1988, Dec.). Of miracles and molecules: The story of nylon. American History Illustrated, 23 (8), 24-29, 48. By Dupont, 1935: inventors.about.com Probably does mean NewYork and London Nylon was invented by Wallace Carothers in 1935. There was a great demand for it as it was used for parachutes and tires. It is still used today in toothbrushes, stockings, fishing products, etc. A "nylon commuter" is someone who commutes between New York and London. A number of "Brand Names " were developed by the inventing company, DUPONT Chemicals, such as NYLON, BANLON, ORLON and RAYON. All were types of woven textiles. Jim Bunting. Toronto. Actually, Jim, rayon was invented around 1885 and it is not a synthetic fiber as were the ones invented by DuPont. Instead, the original rayon was a regenerated cellulose (made from cotton linters and wood pulp). Yes it does stand for New York and London as it was created by scientists from the locations. No it doesn't--see notes above. In the UK we have a programme on the telly, hosted by Stephen Fry, called QI (Quite Interesting) & it assured me when I saw it recently that Nylon is nothing to do with New York & London ! Correct! See notes above. Final answer, Nylon was not named after New York and London.

Botany or Plant Biology
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What is burlap made of?

Hemp is the name of the twisted fiber you seek.

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Textile worker opposed to mechanisation?


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What is the difference of ilocos textile?


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What was the importance of new machines to the textile industry?

They allowed the improvements of fabrics, thus, increasing the production, making possible the offer of new jobs. The new textile machines, introduced in 1733, in England, gave the industry a new boast and helped the exports in England.

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Can smoke damage be successfully removed from textiles upholstered furniture mattresses and the like?

It is fairly easy to remove smoke damage from textiles such as curtains and removeable coverings (such as a slipcover for a sofa or fabric covering the sofa pillos/cushions). I do not know of anyone who has successfully managed to remove the damage from the "bulk" of a sofa or mattress (the stuffing). Part of the problem is due to the fact that steam cleaning only cleans the surface of the furniture (about 1.5 inches deep) so that over time, the smell begins to seep back out again.

Try placing the sofa or mattress outside in the sunshine. It does help. Have drapes and the like professionally dry-cleaned.

After a fire in our home we washed our clothes at the laundromat with Purex liquid detergent and smoke odors were removed just fine! With our couch and loveseat we put it in our garage to air out then did the Febreze thing and there is no smoke odor at all. We did the same with our mattress. We didn't have anything professionally done, but we are using all the above furniture in our apartment now and it is just fine.

take to a local restoration company and have them ozone it.

Environmental Issues
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Why did England lose its hold on the textile industry?

  • France transporting railroad sytem to pass the textiles.
  • Germany quickly improved its road system to move textiles!
  • English mechanics sold plans for textile mills to other countries.
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What are the safety rules for a school textiles room?

1. hold the scissors properly

2.don't leave the needle in the fabric

3.put the iron flat down not standing up

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Is a raincoat permeable to water?

It's not supposed to be.

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Woven textile such as tweed or gaberdine?


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Is silk a knit or a woven fabric?

Silk is a specific fiber, not a type of fabric. It is made from the fibers of the silkworm's cocoon. These fibers are produced by the silkworm's body. The fibers can be woven into many different kinds of fabric.

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What are advantages and disadvantages of recycling textiles?

the adavntages are that they can be reused and we're not wasting material. the disadvantages are that sheep need to be sheared :) would write more but i'm doing a science project on the same thing as the question:)

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How did textiles contribute to the Industrial Revolution?

They contributed to the industrial revolution because they helped meet the demand for manufactured goods and they also provided people with more jobs even though they were paid low wages

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Textile design brief ideas?

If you are looking for suggestions: Initials make a nice all over design, words too, also more random groupings of color blocks and or images on a solid background.. ie small dog silhouette in pale blue on a dark midnight blue background..

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What is best private university for textile in Bangladesh?

Actually there are no rankings of private universities in Bangladesh by any proper authorities or Government. Therefore, there can be no useful and accurate answer on this site.

Postage and Shipping
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What are some examples of flexible materials?

rubber band,garter

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How do you get rid of surplus fabric?

You can use excess fabric to:

  1. Make patches on children's clothing to hide rips or tears
  2. Make craft items
  3. Make quilts
  4. Make household items

Contact your local church they will use it to make quilts to give to the homeless and the nursing homes in your area. Or you can sell it.

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What is Textile Warping?

Textile warping is the processing of creating the base yarn that runs top to bottom on woven cloth. Basic woven cloth consists of 2 yarns; a warp and a weft. Think of the warp as the continuous row of yarns and the weft as the yarns that are woven in from side to side.

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What is adinkra textiles?

Adinkra Textile is a type of African Cloth that has traditional printings on it that only the African natives know. It is one of the prestigious royal crafts produced in villages around Africa.

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Why is lycra waterproof?

lycra is not waterproof, as far as i know

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What are natural fibers and fabrics?

Natural fibers are cloth fibers that are grow naturally and are found and harvested from two main sources: animals and plants. Fibers harvested from animals are hairs (wool is made from sheep hair, cashmere from goat hair, etc.) while fibers harvested from plants are comprised mainly of the actual construction of the plant (cotton is the seeds of a cotton plant, linen is made from the flax plant, etc.). Fibers such as these are harvested, spun into thread, and then woven together to make the fabrics we know today. Two other types of natural fabrics are silk and leather, silk being made from cocoon fibers produced by silkworms and leather is animal skin (natural fur is produced the same way).

This is versus synthetic fabrics that are man-made and are generally comprised mainly of various types of plastics.

The most common natural fibers are cotton, linen, wool, and silk. Though you'll have a very difficult time finding very many fabrics that are 100% natural.

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Why did advances in textiles lead to creation of the first factories?

Textile machines were too large for houses

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Is rayon dangerous?

is no y would it be my whole wardrob is rayon


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