ice-cream of a color similar to that of vanilla ice
ice skate a shoe with a metal runner attached for ice-skating
ikat a fabric in which the yarns have been tie-dyed
illusion a very fine, all-silk
tulle which originated in France. It has a cobweb appearance. Hexagonal
open mesh. Made in 52 inch and 72 inch widths. Used in veils,
particularly for weddings, trimmings.
incarnadine having the pinkish color of flesh; red,
indian redi a strong or moderate reddish brown.
indigo a variable color averaging a dark grayish
blue. A natural dye material of a deep blue
color. Natural Indigo is perhaps the oldest dye known to man. The oldest
historic texts speak of it, as in the colors chosen for the Tabernacle of
the Arc of the Covenant. The oldest fragments of cloth are dyed with it.
It was the original dye of the "Levi's" blue jeans, a trademark
color for durability. Natural Indigo is one of the fastest dyes known to
man and is the only natural blue dye of permanence.
industry communications platform (ICP) technology, people and
processes that employ the internet and other next generation applications
to streamline communication and business activities in a targeted industry.
e.g. ApparelSearch.com & edaflow
inkle a colored linen tape or braid woven on a
very narrow loom and used for trimming.
inseam: measure the inseam by starting at the center
crotch seam, then measuring all the way down one leg to the hem. Be sure
that the tape measure lays flat against the jeans to get an accurate
tag this is an integration of
price ticket information (UPC, Price, etc.)
onto a hang tag. This process eliminates
the need for having a hang tag plus a price ticket.
The integrated hang tag allows you to merge the creative aspect of hang
tags with the boring but necessary information from a traditional price
ticket. Essentially, this allows for an updated version of an old
fashion price ticket. (you can find a definition of hangtag in our
glossary under the letter "H").
interlock a stretchable
fabric made on a
circular knitting machine and consisting of two ribbed fabrics joined by
interlocking. A garment made of interlock fabric, namely one that
is stretchable and made on a circular knitting machine and consisting of
two ribbed fabrics joined by interlocking
inverness a loose belted coat having a cape with a close-fitting
iron gray a slightly greenish dark gray.
ivory a variable color averaging a pale yellow.
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