earflap a warm covering for the ears, especially an extension
on the lower edge of a cap that may be folded up or down
earmuff one of a pair of ear coverings connected by a flexible
band and worn as protection against cold or noises
earth tone any of various rich colors containing
earthy suggestive of the earth as in color.
ebony black, dark.
ecru the colour of fibres, yarns or
fabrics that have not been subjected to processes affecting their natural
eggplant a dark grayish or blackish purple.
eggshell yellowish white.
Egyptian cotton long staple variety from Egypt with fiber
length averaging 1 3/8".
eiderdown a soft lightweight clothing fabric
knitted or woven and napped on one or both sides.
an elastic fabric usually made of yarns containing rubber.
ornamental needlework on fabric either by hand or by machine.
embroidery related terms
emerald brightly or richly green.
emerald green any of various strong greens.
empire waist waist which begins
immediately below the bust.
finishing is ideal for labels which will
be sewn on two sides or four sides. This label type secures the cut
ends of the label to prevent fray and is highly recommended for exterior
applications or uses where the label will be subjected to harsh treatment.
Endfold finishing has the added characteristic of adding body to a label
and in so doing enhances its general appearance at a nominal extra charge.
End-on-end (also fil-Ã -fil) is a
type of closely woven, plain weave cloth created by the alternation of
light and dark warp and weft threads, resulting in a heathered effect.
The English term comes from the French "fil-Ã -fil", literally
"thread-to-thread". It is most commonly woven from cotton or linen
fibers. End-on-end is almost identical to cambric (also known as
chambray), lacking only the calendering which gives cambric fabric its
glossy appearance. End-on-end is typically woven using white
thread with another color to create a fabric with a subtly heathered
texture that, from a distance, appears as a solid color. Occasionally,
variations are seen which use two colors of thread (instead of white).
It may also be incorporated into a stripe pattern.
something that ornaments or protects
the shoulder: An epaulet
is an ornamental fringed shoulder pad formerly worn as part of a
military uniform. An
epaulet can also be an ornamental strip or loop sewn across the shoulder
of a dress or coat.
ephod a linen apron worn in ancient Hebrew rites,
especially a vestment for the high priest
(souffle) wool, also rayon and
silk. Derived from the French term eponge for "spongy".
Very soft and spongelike in a variety of novelty effects with loose weave
of about 20 x 20. Also known as ratine in cotton. Rayon and
silk is soft, loose, and spongy, something like terry cloth. Does not have
surface loops. Many stores now call eponge "boucle".
erp is an acronym for Enterprise
Resources Planning. Which means,
a business strategy that helps an apparel company
manage their key sectors of activity, namely, purchasing, inventory
management, suppliers, customer service, and order tracking.
can also be applied to finance and human resources. An
ERP system is typically based upon a number of software modules integrated
with a relational database.
espadrille a sandal usually having a fabric upper and a flexible
soleespartostipa tenacissima, a coarse grass grown
in Southern Spain and Northern Africa, containing short fibers which are
usually extracted by alkaline pulping processes. Esparto pulp is most often
used in the production of book papers. Esparto is also known as alfa,
Esparto grass and Spanish Grass.
etamine a light cotton or worsted fabric with
an open mesh.
eton collar a large stiff turnover collar
eton jacket a short black jacket with long sleeves, wide lapels,
and an open front
eyeshade a visor that shields the eyes from strong light and is
fastened on with a headband
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