What is pile weave used for?

What kind of material is pile?

Pile fabrics are characterised by the tufts or loops of fibres or yarns that stand up from the base fabric. Pile fabrics exist in many forms such as velvet, terry towel, chenille and perhaps most commonly, pile carpets.

What is a high pile fabric?

High-pile fabrics are defined by a three dimensional texture with very visible pile of fibers on the surface creating a soft, smooth texture that has long received consumers’ adoration.

What are the disadvantages of weaving?

The fabric cannot be stretched and does not shrink. While this does produced a higher quality clothing, it increases production costs. Other fabrics such as knits are made by machines and can be stretched out using steam machines.

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