Textile Abbreviations. Here you will find the most important textile abbreviations and what mean at a glance.
Fabric labels often have abbreviations and some of these generally accepted abbreviations are for non-English words. So here is a handy little reference chart for all you interior designers out there showing what all those pesky abbreviations mean.
All fabrics and textiles form compositions of one or more fibres. These fibres fall into two categories, natural and synthetic fibres. Composites of both natural and synthetic fibre aren't uncommon, for instance, a Poly Cotton weave is a composition of both Polyester and Cotton, woven together.
What is CVC fabric? A Knowledge Archive. CVC fabric refers to ‘Chief Value Cotton’ fabrics that are made from combining cotton with polyester. Cotton is a naturally derived fabric, and when it is combined with synthetic fibers like polyester, the fabric is called CVC. Usually, the cotton content is more than 50 percent of the total combination with polyester.
A lot of fabrics are made up of multiple types of fibres. We often use fibre abbreviations to list the composition of our fabrics. We've created a European fibre abbreviations chart to make your shopping experience with us that little bit simpler.
Fabric content labels are often shortened on labels to keep them unintrusive on a garment, especially on more delicate pieces. Here is a list of shortened codes with their meanings.
Fabric content consists of fibers. First of all what is meant by a fiber? A fiber is the smallest unit in all fabrics, an individual strand having a definite length before it is made into a yarn from which a fabric will be produced. There are two types of basic fabric fiber contents. There are natural fiber fabrics and manufactured fiber fabrics.
Field Notes. Textile Abbreviations. ... Fabric labels often have abbreviations and some of these generally accepted abbreviations are for non-English words. So here is a handy little reference chart showing what all those abbreviations mean. Please comment if any are missing.
Textile fibres can be created from many natural sources (animal hair or fur, insect cocoons as with silk worm cocoons), as well as semisynthetic methods that use naturally occurring polymers, and synthetic methods that use polymer-based materials, and even minerals such as metals to make foils and wires. The textile industry requires that fibre content be provided on content labels.
CVC fabric is a blend of polyester and cotton that is popular for clothing. It is absorbent and breathable, thanks to its high ratio of cotton to polyester threads. CVC fabric is inexpensive, and its durability makes it a staple in the sportswear industry. CVC fabric has a tight, clean weave and excellent color-fastness.