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— USEFUL DEFINITIONS —

Acrylic

Acrylic is a material is a man-made or synthetic textile. The fabric is extensively used in knits and as an excellent substitute for natural wool products. The cost of production and availability of this fabric make is cost effective for many types of utilization of this garment fabric.

Capes

Capes are garments designed to be sported as an outer garment and to keep the wearer's body warm. This apparel is sleeveless and worn similarly to a poncho. Typically, capes are long garments covering only the back-half of the wearer and fastened around the neck

Cashmere

Cashmere wool (often referred to as cashmere) is soft wool that makes a strong and light fabric. Cashmere, as a fabric, has been characterized by the warmth it provides therefore making it the choice textile for cold weather clothing

Cotton

For lack of space, we'll contain this definition as it pertains to scarves. Cotton, in this sense refers to a soft, (naturally) white (ish), downy substance that is a soft, breathable textile. Today, cotton is the most widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing

Faux Fur

"Faux" pronounced "foe" is French for false. Hence faux fur means "false" fur. This is a man-made or synthetic material, fabricated to imitate animal fur and generally accepted as a substitute to real animal fur

Linen

Linen is considered a natural textile made of flax plant fibers. Linen garments are known for their coolness and freshness. This garment is favored for dry, arid conditions as its weight and breathability are advantageous to such regions

Mohair

Mohair is a silk-like fabric made from the hairs of the angora goat. The actual term "mohair" means "hair-cloth". The density of the product makes it a perfect fabric for winter wear scarves as well as lighter summer wear items

Neckerchiefs

Neckerchief (aka necker or scarf) is a scarf typically the same size as a handkerchief and is worn around the neck. This garment is commonly used as an accent piece to a wearer's outfit. In recent times, it has become very fashionable to wear a neckerchief on one's purse (or handbag) to accessorize the accessory

Pashminas

The term pashmina can be a bit confusing as it can refer to a material or style of scarf. As a scarf, a pashmina is a very versatile accessory to accent any outfit. Whether you wear it as a shawl, a wrap, or a scarf, they usually come in 36 inches by 80 inches. As a material, a pashmina refers to a type of fine cashmere wool. Most famous regions associated with this soft fabric are Kashmir, Nepal and other central Asiatic countries

Polyester

Polyester is a man-made or synthetic material. Polyester offers some innate advantageous such as improved wrinkle resistance, high color retention and longevity/ durability

Ponchos

A Poncho is a single large sheet of fabric with an opening in the center for the head. This attire is designed to be worn as an outer garment to keep the body warm during the cold and dry during the rain

Recycled

Any recycled products - Involves processing used fabrics and garments into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials

Shawls

Shawls come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes with rectangles and squares being the most common. The best way to describe a shawl is to envision a large swath of cloth, designed to be wrapped loosely around the neck, shoulders, and upper body. Many shawls are also large enough to cover the head, should the wearer desire so

Silk

The fabric silk was originally reserved for the royalty with some examples of the textile found in 3,50 B.C. This is a soft, lustrous fiber obtained as a filament from the cocoon of the silkworm. Silk's absorbency make it comfortable to wear in warm or cold weather. Silk has natural luster which make it attractive for any garment that drapes

Velvet

Velvet is a fabric made of silk, cotton or nylon, with a thick close soft usually lustrous pile. Velvet first originated from Kashmir and was traditionally linked to nobility

Viscose

Viscose can be created from a combination of naturally and man-made components into a form of rayon. It has a silk-like appearance and feel with the ability to breathe similar to cotton

Wool

Wool is a textile that is most often created from the hair of sheep, goat, and rabbits. There are wide arrays of wools including cashmere, mohair, angora, etc.