Ability of a tissue to absorb a liquid.

Compacted finish

Treatment that prevents uncontrolled shrinkage of knitwear.


Fabric with hollow weave ligament that creates an exceptionally elastic and solid appearance fabric. In the longitudinal grooving the ribs originate by float, that is, the weft thread is placed on several threads of the warp.

Inner brush

Treatment that prevents uncontrolled shrinkage of knitwear.

Combed cotton

Process that provides the highest quality to cotton spinning


Own treatment of the fleece and brushed fabric, which minimizes the formation of the pellets of yarn or pilling that arise by the loosening of the fabric.

Nylon handles

Bags and backpack grippers made of elastic and resistant textile fiber fabric.


Thermal t-shirt

Garment that keeps the body warm and dry during the practice of a sport.

Knit waistband

Woven waistband made of knit to fit better the silhouette.

Covered seams

Fabric reinforcement that is placed on the seams to give them strength and durability, often used also for aesthetic purposes.

Antioxide clasp

Closure or metal connecting element, processed to prevent oxidation in washes.


Simple type of fastener or union element that is used to hold two pieces (or two parts) of a textile garment.

Fitted cut with tweezers

Form that acquires a garment by foldings in the production, to adjust and to fit the body.

Sleeveless empire cut

Type of cut used on the upper part of the female body, which fits under the chest, enhancing it.

Semi fitted cut

Type of making that slightly adjusts a garment to the body.

5-threaded side seams

Safety-stitched seams, located on the sides of a garment.

Seamed side seams

Reinforced seams that join the side pieces of a garment

Silver injected zipper

Toothed mesh zip in plastic that joins two textile parts and is silver in colour.

Injected zipper to tone

Toothed mesh zipper in plastic that joins two textile parts and has the same color of these.

Knitted collar

Flap of a garment, made of knitwear, as an ornament or coat of the neck.

Inner culotte

Culotte designed to not wear underwear, improve perspiration and avoid chafing.



Synthetic fiber of great elasticity and resistance.


Non-toxic thermoplastic polymer material, used in creative leisure applications.



Unit for measuring thickness in very fine materials or fabrics.



Fabric that is characterized by its prints with geometric figures.


Ranglan sleeve

Type of sleeve that comes from neck line, covering the shoulder to the wrist.


Very fine synthetic fiber, composed mostly of polyester and polyamide, to make a nonwoven fabric.

Flap pocket

Piece that closes, adorns or hides the top of a pocket or zipper.

Multi stretch

Element or fabric that stretches.



Buttons, adjusters or handles eyelets.


Reverse flag

Back of the neck part of a Polo shirt printed with the colors of the flag.

Unfinished Rib trimmed 2x1

Rib sewn so that its edge is left untreated or made.



Material in which the labels of the garments are usually made.


Top of a Polo shirt in which buttons and buttonholes are distributed.

Fleece fabric

High thermal insulation fabric that imitates, with synthetic materials, the woolen fabric.

Pique technical fabric

Special fabric for the sport, with small hollows that facilitate the corporal perspiration.

Breathable fabric

Fabric that facilitates the corporal perspiration, avoiding the soaking and allowing air drying.

Tubula fabric


Reinforced elastic finishing

Finishing of a garment with elastic material and some type of seam or reinforcement element.

Perforated handle

Zipper handle that has a hole in its end.


Plastic or metal element for fastening cords or tapes.

Belt loops

Pieces of fabric that are sewn at the waist vertically to accommodate the belt and that it does not move relative to the trousers.


Bass with side adjusters

Bottom of a garment with adjustable elements to the sides, usually plastic or metal, that fit the garment.

Under elastic cord and stoppers

Bottom of a garment with elastic elements and thin rope with plastic or metal parts that make the stop and that fit the garment.

Under shaped

Bottom of a garment with some type of special cut.

Rounded botton

Bottom of a garment with a slightly curved cut.


Triangular or square shaped scarf, which is tied around the head or neck for decorative or protective purposes.

Reflective band or printing

Security element that illuminates before any beam of light, becoming visible in the dark.


Opening of the sleeve where the hand comes out and the inner part closest to the wrist.

Pellets or pilling

Phenomenon that causes the formation of small knots or bobbles on the surface of the fabrics and which may detract from the aesthetic value of the garment.

Kangaroo pocket

Front pocket that has two side openings for the hands but inside is a single pocket.

Kangaroo style pocket

Pocket similar to the kangaroo pocket, arranged in a garment with front zip. Its interior is not communicated, being to all effects two independent pockets.

Simulated pocket

Pocket purely ornamental, no more useful than aesthetics.

Mesh pocket

Fabric-based pocket, usually open-stitch with breathable or aesthetic use.

pocket mesh

Woven mesh pocket that allows inside visibility, very useful in backpacks or carrying bags.

Narrow plait bottoning

Top of shirts and polo shirts where buttons and buttonholes are distributed.


Anatomical design

Design that adapts to the shape of the body without having to be adjusted and preventing the muscles from staying in tension.


Front pleated skirt with straps

Women's garment that covers the waist down, with several pleats in the front and side straps for a better fit.

Brushed fleece

Fabric subjected to a process that creates a padding pleasant to the touch and turns it into a thermal insulation.

Synthetic fibers

100% chemical fibers, both in the synthesis of the raw material and manufacturing.

Reinforced base

Rigid base that gives consistency and protection for the bottom of backpacks and bags.


Textile tape to adorn a garment or accessory.


Folding made by two parallel folds that come together, distributing the fabric on both side inside the garment.


Quilted insertions

Fluffy anatomical elements, inserted in a garment as element of security in blows and falls. They are usually used in work or sportswear.



Tight and elastic women trousers.


Pattern making

Design and creation system of a garment.

Pleated chest

Dressmaking based on folds, for chest area for aesthetic purposes.

Sewing pleats

Small tweezers sewn on garments, usually in trousers, that allow a greater range of movement and comfort.

Safety backstitch

Sewing in a garment, just at the edge of the fabric.

Ribbed cuffs

Part of the sleeve that surrounds the wrist with a stretch knit fabric with stretch marks or lines.

1x1 ribbed cuffs with elastane

Part of the sleeve that surrounds the wrist with a knitted fabric of synthetic fiber or spandex that forms stretch marks, of great resistance and elasticity.

Double pique knit

Double-stitch knitted fabric for collecting and generating the effect of small holes. They are obtained through a selection of meshes and coats. Very used in sportswear.

Single jersey

Point where the structure of the right and the reverse are woven into a single bed, allowing good transverse elasticity.

Pique knit

Fractional fabric of twelve in twelve threads. It is characterized in that half of the raised threads of each section alternately change in each pass. It usually has a greater presence of synthetic fibers in its composition.



Fabric ornament that lies between the two layers of a visor.


Printing technique which, through a mesh, transfers the ink to the textile support.

Shoft Shell

Type of garment intended to act as a barrier against elements of bad weather.


Measure of sleeve from the upper part of the shoulder to the lower part of the armpit. According to the design, in a shirt corresponds to the seam between the fabric that makes the sleeve and the one that makes the trunk.

Inner slip

Mesh fabric, very breathable and comfortable, that is placed in pants to act as underpants. It is very common in sports pants.


Printing technique that uses heat to transfer the ink to the item to be marked.


Butyl valve

System that regulates the circulation of liquids and gases through a moving part that partially obstructs holes or conduits.


Closing system formed by two tapes that allow the hold, creating a fast and simple fastening.