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Open end spinning:
a spinning system in which sliver feedstock is highly drafted and thus creates an open end or break in the fibre flow. The fibres are subsequently assembled on the end of a rotating yarn and twisted in. Techniques for collecting and twisting the fibres into a yarn include rotor spinning and friction spinning.

OPT:
see outward processing.
Last referenced in: Apparel business update, 3rd quarter 2008 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 3)

Organdie:
a plain-weave fabric of light weight and with a permanent stiff finish.

Organza:
a thin but stiff plain woven silk fabric.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

Organzine:
a silk yarn used for weaving or knitting. The yarn comprises single threads which are twisted, folded two-, three- or four-fold, and finally twisted in the direction opposite to that of the single yarn.

Original brand manufacturing (OBM):
a business model which focuses on branding rather than on design (original design manufacturingODM) or manufacturing (original equipment manufacturingOEM).

Original design manufacturing (ODM):
a business model which focuses on design rather than on branding (original brand manufacturing—OBM) or manufacturing (original equipment manufacturingOEM).

Original equipment manufacturing (OEM):
a business model which focuses on the manufacturing process rather than on design (original design manufacturingODM) or branding (original brand manufacturingOBM). In the clothing industry, OEMs typically manufacture accordin

Ottoman:
a warp-faced fabric showing a bold weft-way rib.
Last referenced in: Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, April 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Ottomana:
warp-faced fabric showing a bold weft-way

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