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Toile de Jouy:
classic designs originally created in the 1760s for the French court by textile designers in the town of Jouy en Josas.

Ton:
(in this publication) 1,000 kilograms.
Last referenced in: Apparel business update, 3rd quarter 2008 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 3)

Top:
sliver which forms the starting material for the worsted and other drawing systems. Tops are usually formed by combing, or by the cutting or controlled breaking of continuous filament man-made fibres and the assembly of the resultant
Last referenced in: Apparel business update, 3rd quarter 2008 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 3)

Tops:
sliver which forms the starting material for the worsted and other drawing systems. Tops are usually formed by combing, or by the cutting or controlled breaking of continuous filament man-made fibres and the assembly of the resultant staple fibres into sliver.
Last referenced in: Profiles of Two Chinese Clothing Companies: Jiangsu Sunshine Group and Youngor Group (Textile Outlook International Issue 115)

Torque:
(in this publication) a force which tends to cause rotation, usually due to twist having been inserted into a yarn or removed from a yarn (see twist liveliness).
Last referenced in: Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in China (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Tourmaline:
a group of hard, glassy minerals used in optical and electrical equipment and in jewellery.

Tow:
the name given to an untwisted assembly of a large number of filaments; tows are cut up to produce staple fibres.
Last referenced in: Talking strategy: corporate social responsibility at Tommy Hilfiger (Global Apparel Markets Issue 3)

Transmissivity (geotextiles):
a measure of the ability of a geotextile to transmit fluids within its plane.

Trashed denim:
denim which has been given a highly distressed effect by cutting through the warp yarns on the surface of the fabric to reveal the white weft yarns underneath.

Trauma:
injury to a living tissue.
Last referenced in: Technical textile markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2013 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 95)

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