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prepare-for-garment-dye  fabric is cut into the greige state, bleached and sewn into a garment and later dyed into the desired color.  Using "prepare-for-garment-dye" allows a company to move garments to retail more quickly.  As the retailer determines which colors are selling best, they can quickly get back into stock on those colors. 

pressure suit an inflatable suit for high-altitude or space flight to protect the body from low pressure

pret-a-porter ready-to-wear clothes.

primrose yellow  a light to moderate greenish yellowish; a light to moderate yellow.

prince albert a double-breasted frock coat with the upper part fitted to the body.

prince of wales check    perhaps is one of the most misused terms, the original of which was made for Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales. It is actually a very large check with a repeat of nine inches in bold red or brown on a cream ground with a grey overcheck. However, a misunderstanding arose when Edward, Duke of Windsor became the Prince of Wales and he favoured a black and white Glen Urquhart check and the two designs became confused in many people's minds.
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print cloth with a pattern or figured design applied by printing.   An article of clothing of print cloth, namely a cloth with a pattern or figured design applied by printing

prunella  a twilled woolen dress fabric; a heavy woolen fabric used for the upper of shoes.

prussian blue a greenish blue.

puce  a dark red.

puggaree a light scarf wrapped around a sun helmet or used as a hatband

pullover a pullover garment, as a sweater

pump a shoe that grips the foot chiefly at the toe and heel, especially a close-fitting woman's dress shoe with a moderate to high heel.

purple  cloth dyed purple.  Any of various colors that fall about midway between red and blue in hue.  A garment of purple color, especially a purple robe worn as an emblem of rank or authority

purplish  somewhat purple.

purply  purplish.

purpure  the heraldic color purple.

purse a small bag for money

puttee  a cloth strip wrapped around the leg from ankle to knee; a usually leather laced, strapped, or catched legging

putty  a light brownish gray to light grayish brown textile color.

PVC  (polyvinyl chloride)  is a widely-used plastic. In terms of revenue generated, it is one of the most valuable products of the chemical industry. Globally, over 50% of PVC manufactured is used in construction. As a building material PVC is cheap, and easy to assemble.

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