We use cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy to accept cookies from our website. You can change your browser's cookie settings at any time. To find out more about how we use cookies and how to manage your browser settings read our cookies policy.
Glossary
    in Terms
    in Terms & Definitions
 
Dip-dyed yarns:
yarns produced by dip dyeing.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Spring/Summer 2011 (Textile Outlook International Issue 145)

Disperse dye:
a substantially water-insoluble dye which has substantivity for one or more hydrophobic fibres and is usually applied from a fine aqueous dispersion. Disperse dyes are used mainly to dye polyester but they can also be used to dye nylon, cellulose triacetate, and acrylic fibres.
Last referenced in: Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, August 2012 (Textile Outlook International Issue 157)

Distribution layer:
a layer in a nonwoven hygiene product (such as a diaper) which distributes fluid to a superabsorbent and/or fluff pulp material, where it is absorbed.

District check:
distinctive woollen checks originally made in different districts of Scotland.

DMT:
dimethyl terephthalate-a chemical intermediate used in the manufacture of polyester.
Last referenced in: Performance apparel markets: business update, 3rd quarter 2012 (Performance Apparel Markets Issue 42)

Dobby:
a mechanism for controlling the vertical position of heald shafts on a loom, so as to selectively raise some warp threads while leaving others depressed. The use of a dobby facilitates the weaving of a fabric which has a more complex structu
Last referenced in: Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 3rd quarter 2011 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 15)

Dobby weave:
a fabric, often of a complex construction, woven on a dobby machine by selectively raising some heald shafts containing warp threads and selectively depressing others.
Last referenced in: Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 3rd quarter 2011 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 15)

Dogstooth or houndstooth check:
a small colour and weave effect using a 2/2 twill.

Donegal:
a tweed yarn or fabric with different colour neps.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for autumn/winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 165)

Dope:
see spinning solution.
Last referenced in: Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, June 2013 (Textile Outlook International Issue 162)

previous next