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Aloe:
a plant whose extract is believed to have a beneficial effect on skin.
Last referenced in: Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, April 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Alpaca:
fibre from the fleece of the alpaca or lama.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Anechoic:
having a low degree of reverberation of sound.

Angora:
the hair of the angora rabbit.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

Anisotropic:
a material which has different physical properties in different directions.

Antibacterial:
resistance against bacteria.
Last referenced in: The world nonwovens industry: 20 medium sized producers, part 2 of 3, 2013-14 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 95)

Anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal:
properties given to textile materials using additives to eliminate or prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi. Usually, the additives remain after initial washing but may be washed out over a period of time. Certain synthetic fibres have such agents perm
Last referenced in: Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 3rd quarter 2006 (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 18)

Anti-dumping duty:
an extra duty imposed on an imported product by an importing country (or group of countries, as in the case of the EU) to compensate for the dumping of goods by a foreign supplier.
Last referenced in: Trends in US textile and clothing imports, April 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Anti-static:
a property given to a textile material usually by adding small quantities of conducting fibres, such as those with a metallic coating, in order to reduce or eliminate static charge. Textile materials which are able to absorb only small quantities of water
Last referenced in: Indoor sportswear and fitness apparel (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 45)

AOX:
adsorbable organic halogens.
Last referenced in: World Markets for Textile Machinery: Part 4--Dyeing and Finishing (Textile Outlook International Issue 143)

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