FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Weave Related Terms begin with 'A'

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American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

Founded in 1921, the AATCC is the world's leading not-for-profit professional association for the textile design, materials, processing and testing industries. AATCC has thousands of individual and corporate members in more than 60 countries. The Association is internationally recognized for its standard methods of testing dyed and chemically treated fibers and fabrics to measure and evaluate such performance characteristics as colorfastness to light and washing, smoothness appearance, soil release, shrinkage, water resistance, and the many other conditions to which textiles may be subjected.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Weave
SOURCE :     www.aatcc.org

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

A nonprofit organization that provides a voluntary consensus system for developing standards through committees composed of producers, engineers, academics, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     www.astm.org

American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI)

The U.S. textile industry's trade association for the domestic textile industry; activities encompass government relations, international trade, product and administrative services, communications and economic information.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

applique

An ancient needlework technique in which pieces of fabric, embroidery or other materials are sewn onto a foundation fabric to create designs.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

argyle

A pattern consisting of diamond shapes of different colors knit in a fabric.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

armure

A plain, striped, ribbed or woven fabric having small fancy designs that suggest chain armor.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     answers.com

Association for Contract Textiles (ACT)

The Association for Contract Textiles is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1985. ACT is a professional trade group consisting primarily of companies that design, develop, produce and promote textiles for commercial interiors united for support, strength, credibility and common interests.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Green, Weave
SOURCE :     ACT