a fabric, usually knitted, with a heavy napped surface on one side. The fabric is produced using two types of yarn, one for the face area and the other for the reverse. After fabric formation and processing, the reverse area is brushed to produce the fleece effect. The inside surface of a sweatshirt is usually napped. Pile or napped fabric with a deep, soft, woolly-style surface. Last referenced in: Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2013 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 21)
a length of weft yarn which passes over two or more warp threads (rather than intersecting with them) in a woven structure.
warp float: a length of warp yarn on the surface of a woven fabric which passes over two or more weft threads; weft float: a length of weft yarn on the surface of a woven fabric which passes over two or more warp threads.
a process in which a fabric is printed with an adhesive, followed by the application of finely chopped fibres over the whole surface of the fabric by means of dusting-on, an air blast, or electrostatic attraction. The fibres adhere to the printed areas, and are removed from the unprinted areas by mechanical action.
a process in which short chopped lengths of fibre (flock) are applied to an adhesive coated backing fabric or other substrate. The application is usually carried out electrostatically.
Hanging strips of material which are normally sewn to the hem of a skirt.