What are greige goods?
If you work in the clothing industry, you have most
likely heard the term “Greige Goods". Hopefully, you have already
realized that it is not at all relevant to the color grey (gray).
Greige goods is essentially material
(fabric) in their raw state; before any process has been applied
to any piece of fabric. Greige Goods is a term for fabric that is
in its natural state of color. Fabric in its raw state, prior to being
dyed or printed. In regard to woven fabric, the term greige goods is
used to describe cloth woven on a loom with warp and filling yarns that
have not been dyed. Greige goods is an unfished fabric, just removed
from a knitting machine or the weaving loom. The cloth has typically
not received any sort of dry or wet finishing. The woven fabric may be
dyed later after weaving, as in piece dyed fabrics.
What is the difference between greige fabric and
Well, that is sort of a silly question. One
is fabric and one is yarn. These are two totally different items.
Greige fabric is un-bleached, un-dyed or
un-treated fabric or cloth.
Greige yarn is un-bleached, un-dyed or
You get the picture.
You may also want to learn about
bolts of fabric and
fabric by the yard.