FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fiber / Yarn Related Terms begin with 'R'

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radzimir

A fine, lustrous silk fabric with embedded cross-ribs. Softer, less crisp and duller than taffeta.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

ratine

A loosely woven fabric with a rough nubby texture. Also called eponge, frisé and sponge cloth.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

raw silk

The fabric or yarn made from untreated silk as reeled from a cocoon
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

rayon

A man-made fiber produced by forcing a cellulose solution through fine spinnerets and solidifying the resulting filaments. Also referred to as cuprammonium and viscose.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

retting

Retting is a process employing the action of micro-organisms and moisture on plants to dissolve or rot away much of the cellular tissues and pectins surrounding bast-fibre bundles, and so facilitating separation of the fiber from the stem. It is used in the production of fiber from plant materials such as flax and hemp stalks and coir from coconut husks.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Wikipedia