What are narrow fabrics?
Narrow fabrics refer to the width of fabric and
Narrow goods are essentially textiles having a
width of 12 inches or less and a woven selvage on either side. They are
small strips of fabric, often designed for a specific and practical
purpose. Cords, braids, and lanyards are commonly used items that are
also narrow fabrics.
Narrow fabrics can include braid, ribbons, tapes,
bindings, elastics, etc. The apparel industry utilizes a wide
variety of knitted, woven, jacquard elastics and non-elastic webbings
materials during the manufacturing of clothing, footwear, and
From underwear and intimates to outerwear, athletic
wear, hosiery, hats and shoes, narrow fabrics can help hold garments in
place, provide comfort, support, branding and decorative elements.
They are woven on special looms.
Note: Narrow fabrics can also possibly reference
fabric that is wider than 12 inches. The term can be utilized when
discussing wide width goods or narrow width goods for garment fabrics
that are not typically for trimming.
narrow fabric manufacturers in our factory section.
Learn about various narrow
tapes for apparel.