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Fabric Terms-Understanding fabrics is vital to providing professional cleaning services.

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Drycleaning and Laundry Institute's Consumer News You Can Use  Vol. 48 Ever read a garment tag and wonder what a particular term means? Here are definitions for common terms seen on garment tags. Acetate - A synthetic fiber which is used for luxurious fabrics such as taffeta and satin. It is often blended with rayon.Acrylic - The generic name for a synthetic fiber derived from polyacrylonitrile. Acrylic is typically used as a substitute for wool.Angora - A hair fiber from the angora rabbit. It may be blended with rayon or wool fibers for a novelty effect.Boucle - A rough, fairly thick, slubby yarn that gives...

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