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softening or sogginess of tissues owing to retention of excessive moisture.

knotted threadwork.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2012/13 (Textile Outlook International Issue 154)

Madras check:
a colour-woven cotton fabric designed in colourful checks and usually associated with typical cotton checks from Madras in India.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 162)

Maguey (Agave americana):
(also known as the Century Plant) an agave originally from Mexico but now cultivated worldwide. The leaves of the plant yield fibres, known as pita, which are suitable for making rope, matting and coarse cloth. They are also used for the embroidery of leather in a technique known as piteado.

Mako cotton:
Very fine cotton spun from extra long staple Egyptian fibre.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Spring/Summer 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 161)

a yarn that is dyed unevenly to achieve an artificial aged effect.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Spring/Summer 2012 (Textile Outlook International Issue 150)

see abaca.
Last referenced in: Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2014 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 25)

Man-in-Simulant Test (MIST):
a test which determines whether materials that are breathable can be used to reduce heat stress to emergency responders—such as law enforcement personnel—who might use these ensembles over a longer duration in low challenge exposures and non-IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) atmospheres.
Last referenced in: Chemical protective clothing: providing a life-critical barrier (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 42)

Man-made fibre:
a fibre which is manufactured rather than occurring naturally. Man-made fibres can be further divided into: cellulosic or artificial fibres, which are made from naturally occurring polymers such as wood pulp; and synthetic fibres, which are made from chemically derived polymers.
Last referenced in: Trade and trade policy: the US clothing import market (Global Apparel Markets Issue 25)

Man-made fibres:
fibres which are manufactured and which do not occur in nature. The term man-made fibres is also used to refer to man-made filament yarns.
Last referenced in: Global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption, September-October 2008 (Textile Outlook International Issue 137)