Cutting through the jargon
This glossary is a resource aimed at helping share and simplify both generic and industry specific information, expertise and knowledge. This service is provided as a committment to visitors to our site and the industry as whole. Although we aim to ensure that all the content is correct, please bear in mind that some areas of the industry move fast and terminology and its application can change.
A full-sleeved garment for outer wear, worn by men, closely related to thejama . William thevenot who saw this garment frequently at the moghul court spoke of the "caba of the indians" being "wider than that of the persians, and 1 cannot tell how to express the manner of it more intelligibly, than by saying it is a kind of gown with a long jerkin fastened to it.
The regiments that guard the Queen. They are the Coldstream Guards, Welsh Guards, Scottish Guards, Grenadier Guards and the Irish Guards.
A cooling zone in which the temperature of melt-spun filaments is lowered very rapidly and/or at a controlled rate soon after extrusion. The two main types are water-quench and air-quench.
Two or more layers of fabric which have been stitched through, often with batting . The stitching forms a pattern, most commonly a square or diamond shape. Used for apparel, bedspreads, sleeping bags. Thermoplastic fibers such as polyester or nylon are sometimes quilted without thread by using a heat bonding method . The heat effectively melts or welds the fabric at the point of application.
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Hainsworth cloth was worn by soldiers from the reign of George III to Waterloo, the Crimean campaign, the Boer War and the two world wars.