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If you are looking for international trade & business terms, you can visit our glossary of International Trade & Business terms page.

Here are a few category guides that provide helpful definitions regarding specifics segments of the industry.

The links directly below, will take you to a separate list of definitions.  The following definitions are not part of the Apparel Search Glossary.  They are still very helpful:


A Web of On-line Dictionaries: This site comes from Bucknell University in Lewsiburg, PA. It contains links to 800 dictionaries in 150 different languages.

If you can not find a particular word in our glossary, maybe you can find it at the glossary over at fabriclink or Resil Textile Glossary



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