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Textile Glossary for Fashion Lovers
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LFD means Last Free Day. This is a transit term indicating the last free day to pick up freight at port before the terminal starts to charge storage fees. This is important when importing apparel.
liberty cap a close-fitting conical cap used as a symbol of liberty by French revolutionists and in the US before 1800
lid [Slang] hat
life jacket a life preserver in the form of a buoyant vest
life vest life jacket
ligne A button's ligne, refers to a button's size. The word ligne, is a French word that became the standard reference used by German button manufacturers in the early eighteenth century. Ligne is the internationally recognized standard. Consensus at the time was that a "ligne" measured the inside diameter of a "round wick folded flat." One inch is equal to 40 English ligne, 11 French ligne, and 25.5 mm.
lilac a variable color averaging a moderate purple.
linen a cloth made from flax and noted for its strength, coolness, and luster.
lingerie women's intimate apparel
linsey-woolsey a coarse sturdy fabric of wool linen or cotton.
liripipe tippet, scarf
lisle a smooth tightly twisted thread usually made of long-staple cotton.
liver a grayish reddish brown (also called liver brown and liver maroon).
liverish resembling liver especially in color.
livery the distinctive clothing or badge formerly worn by the retainers of a person of rank; servant's uniform; distinctive dress, garb
a coarse plain-woven linen formerly
used in England.
loincloth a cloth worn about the loins often as the sole article of clothing in warm climates
long johns long underwear
long staple cotton the staple is the length of the cotton fiber, and longer fiber length results in the finer, smoother yarn that is used to weave high quality fabrics.
loom A loom is a machine or device for weaving thread or yarn into textiles. Looms can range from very small hand-held frames, to large free-standing hand looms, to huge automatic mechanical devices. In practice, the basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp theads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads. The precise shape of the loom and its mechanics various, but the basic function is the same.
loop fold (label) finishing should be employed if a label is to be installed by sewing across the top edge only. By doubling the fabric, loop folded labels allow for the application of designs or lettering on two sides. The back surface of a loop folded label is commonly used for fiber composition and washing instructions which eliminates the need for 2 labels (care label & garment label). This form of finishing is recommended for Poly / Rayon woven labels which will be subjected to over dye processing as all open ends are very well protected and the possibility of fray is virtually eliminated.
lounger an article of clothing designed for comfort and leisure use
lounge suit [Chiefly British] business suit
loungewear informal clothing usually designed to be worn at home
LTL Less Than Load - this term is generally utilized in the transportation industry. Referring to freight that does not completely fill a shipping container.
(trademark) used for metallic yarn or thread.
a fabric with
cotton warp and filling of wool, mohair, or alpaca (chiefly British).
a plain glossy silk formerly much
used for women's dresses and ribbons.
Lycra (trademark) used for a spandex synthetic fiber.
Lyocell is produced from cellulose, the main material in plant
cells, and constitutes a new fiber for clothing, hygiene, medical and technical
applications. The production process for Lyocell is extremely environmentally