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geneva bands two strips of white cloth suspended from the front
of a clerical collar and sometimes used by Protestant clergymen [Also called
geneva gown a loose large-sleeved black academic gown widely
used as a vestment by members of the Protestant clergy
georgette a thin strong clothing crepe of fibers
woven from hard-twisted yarns to produce a dull pebbly surface.
Lightweight, heavy, sheer fabric. Has quite a bit of
stiffness and body. Gives excellent wear. Has a dull, crinkled
surface. Achieved by alternating S and Z yarns in a high twist in both warp
and filling directions. Georgette has a harser, duller, more crinkled feel
and appearance than crepe de chine.
geranium a vivid or strong red.
geta a Japanese wooden clog for outdoor wear
ghillie suit a ghillie suit, yowie suit, or camo tent
is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. Typically,
it is a net or cloth garment covered in loose strips of cloth or twine,
sometimes made to look like leaves and twigs, and optionally augmented with
scraps of foliage from the area. Snipers and hunters may wear a ghillie
suit to blend into their surroundings and conceal themselves from enemies
or targets. The suit gives the wearer's outline a three-dimensional breakup,
rather than a linear one. When manufactured correctly, the suit will move
in the wind in the same way as surrounding foliage.
shoe with a low top and decorative lacing
ginger a strong brown.
gingham cotton, man-made,
and synthetics. Word derived from
Italy "Ging-gang" meaning "striped". Medium
or fine yarns of varying quality are used to obtain the checks, plaids,
stripes, and plain effects. The cloth is yarn dyed or printed.
The warp and the filling are usually balanced and if checks of two colors,
usually same sequence in both the warp and the filling. It is strong,
substantial, and serviceable. It launders well but low textured, cheap
fabric may shrink considerably unless preshrunk. Has a soft,
dull luster surface. Wrinkles unless wrinkle-resistant.
Tissue or zephyr ginghams are sheer being woven with finer
yarns and a higher
girdle an article of dress
encircling the body usually at the waist; a woman's close-fitting undergarment
often boned and usually elasticized that extends
from the waist to below the hips
girth a band or strap that encircles the body of an animal
to fasten something, as a saddle, on its back
glad rags dressy clothes
glaucous of a pale yellow-green color; of a light
bluish gray or bluish white color.
glengarry a woolen cap of Scottish origin
glen plaid a fabric woven in a twill pattern
of broken checks. [Also called glen check]
(Example of glen plaid)
providing brilliant, sparkling looks.
a covering for the hand having separate sections for each of the fingers
and the thumb and often extending part way up the arm; gauntlet
silk silk, rayon, synthetics.
Knit - two bar doubleknit tricot. Made on a warp knitted frame. Very
finely knit but very strong. Now called nylon Simplex. Similar to
GMM General Merchandising Manager
Godets are seam insertions that have triangular shaped
panels which are added to the hems seams and this creates a flaring effect
in clothes. The shape of the cutting of godets and the insertions depends
on how you want the design to look. You can add piping to the godets seams
or use a contrast color to make a decorative finish. You can use any fabric
to sew godets.
gold a variable color averaging a deep
golden being or having the color gold or
the color of gold; blond.
gorget a piece of armor protecting the throat; an ornamental
collar; part of a wimple covering throat and shoulders
gown a loose flowing outer garment formerly worn by men; a distinctive
robe worn by a professional or academic person; a woman's dress; dressing
gown; nightgown, wedding-gown; a coverall worn
in an operating room
for all CHILDREN'S SLEEPWEAR garments meeting "flame
resistant" requirements, a Gross Product Unit Number (GPU #) MUST be
noted on the care label. Every 500 dozen garments must be tested by
an outside testing laboratory for flammability and a GPU number assigned.
The supporting "flame resistant" documents must be shipped with
the garments to ensure release through customs. The GPU # can be assigned
by the vendor. Position the GPU # beneath the RN# on the care label.
The words, "Flame Resistant" (English), "Igni' Fugo"
(Spanish) must appear on the FRONT of the label, visible to customs.
Position BENEATH size indicator. (Important
Note: this definition & requirement of GPU may be changed.
Please contact the Federal Trade Commission of the USA government for the
most current and accurate information. The above definition is being
posted in 2004 and we can not guarantee its accuracy.)
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