Aug 15th 2020

Glossary of Apparel Terms

Don't understand the apparel terminology. We've put together a Glossary of Apparel Terms to help you better understand the lingo behind clothing.

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Air Jet YarnA spinning technology which spins a single type of yarn or with a blend of filament yarns which provide for a virtually "pill free" fabric
Allen Solley PlacketA one-piece placket that's hidden after being sewn. This process utilizes the existing fabric for the outside placket face.
ANSIThe American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is an organization that promotes standards for industry and government. Most often refers to safety colors.
Anti - Bacterial
A finish or treatment that inhibits the growth of bacteria.
Anti - MicrobialA term use for a garment that is able to resist, either naturally or chemically, the effects of microbial secretions put off by the human body, resisting odor and increasing garment life.
Anti - Pill FinishA treatment applied to the fabric primarily to resist the formation of little balls on the fabric's surface due to abrasion during wear.  See Pilling.