There are three varieties of cotton fibers make up for the best fabrics - the pima cotton from the south western United States, the Egyptian cotton and the Sea Island cotton.
These fibers are much longer than the less distinguished cottons, and thus it is easy to spin them into smoother yarns.
After the spinning process, it is then piled into 2 ply threads and numbered according to size from 20-30 up to 180-200. The higher numbers are the finer threads.
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A very tightly woven weave, which also has same size for warp and weft threads. However, in this weaving method the warps are more tightly packed than the weft yarns.
It is a special weaving method in which a white thread is interwoven with the coloured thread to give an irregular effect. A fil-a-fil fabric feature weave pattern similar to poplin but more densely packed.
This classic fabric combines two warp yarns operating in parallel with a heavier softly-spinning filling weft. It has a basket weave pattern with a little more texture than pinpoint.
Classic weave featuring diagonal or twill lines in the fabric. Twill clothes are generally soft and more wrinkle resistant than plain-woven fabrics.
It is a variation of Oxford cloth featuring the same weaving, but woven with finer threads and tighter weave.
It is a variation of twill with a v-shaped pattern, resembling the skeleton of a herring fish.
A special weaving characterized by complex woven-in designs such as stripes, checks, and other geometric patterns.
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