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Grey cloth:
Grey cloth, also known as loom-state cloth or greige cloth, is a fabric in the condition in which it leaves the loom or knitting machine, ie before any bleaching, dyeing or finishing treatment has been given to it.

Grinning:
a flaw in a fabric, especially a ribbed fabric, that occurs either when warp threads show through the covering weft threads or when the threads have slipped, leaving open spaces on either side.

Grosgrain:
a plain-weave fabric with a rib in the weft direction, the rib being more pronounced than in a taffeta.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

Ground:
a base cloth for printing.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 162)

GRP:
glass reinforced plastic.

GSP:
see Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) and Generalised System of Preferences (GSP).

Guipure:
a lace construction produced by embroidering a thread pattern onto a fabric, the fabric being subsequently removed by chemical or other means to leave an open work lace.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

Gunny bag:
a term of Sanskrit origin (Goni = sack) applied mainly to sacks and sacking made from jute but now used to describe other small bags made from other fibres, notably polypropylene.

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