All fabrics and textiles form compositions of one or more fibres. These fibres fall into two categories, natural and synthetic fibres. Composites of both natural and synthetic fibre aren't uncommon, for instance, a Poly Cotton weave is a composition of both Polyester and Cotton, woven together.
Below you can find a selection of these abbreviations and their English translations that we’ve seen, which we hope you'll find useful when trying to understand the composition of your fabric.
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