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Accessories
Additional ornamentation to accompany the garment in order to create a certain look/image.(shoes, jewelries etc.)

Accordion
1x1 rib knit alternating with a 2x2 rib.

Acetate (fibre) (generic name)
The term used to describe fibres of cellulose ethanoate (acetate) wherein between 74% and 92% of the hydroxyl groups of the original cellulose are ethanoylated (acetylated). Purified cellulose is ethanoylated (acetylated)

Acrylic (fibre) (generic name)
A term used to describe fibres composed of synthetic linear macromolecules having in the chain at least 85% (by mass) of recurring cyanoethene (acrylonitrile) groups.

Alginate (fibre) (generic name)
A term used to describe fibres composed of metallic salts of alginic acid.

Angora
The hair of the angora rabbit. The origin of the angora breed ins unclear. It is believed to come from france, developed from a mutation in a wild rabbit, in the 18th century. Note: the hair of the angora goat is referred to as mohair.

Anidex (fibre)
A term used to describe fibres made from a synthetic linear polymer that consists of at least 50% by mass of one or more esters of a monohydric alcohol and propenoic acid (acrylic acid).

Anti bacterial
Finish that makes a fabric resistant to the growth of bacteria.

Anti pill
A finish applied to fleece which involves shearing the surface so that the fabric is less likely to pill.

Atlas
A warp knit fabric in which a set of yarns shifts diagonally one wale per course for several courses , then returns to the original position.

Azlon (fibre) (usa)
A term used to describe manufactured fibres in which the fibre-forming substance is composed of any regenerated naturally occurring protein. The iso generic name is protein.