FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fabric Finish Related Terms begin with 'M'

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mercerization

A treatment applied to cotton yarn and/or fabric to improve luster and increase the receptiveness of the fiber to dyes.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Finish
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

moire

A finish or process applied to fabrics in which the warp has yarn of harder twist than the filling. The moire effect resembles water ripples and is produced by engraved rollers, heat, pressure, steam and chemicals.
CATEGORY : Finish
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper