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Originally a woven fabric but the term is now applied to fibres, filaments, or yarns, natural man-made, and products obtained from them.

Note: For example, threads, cords, ropes, braids, lace, embroidery, nets, and fabrics made by weaving, knitting, felting, bonding, and tufting are textiles.

Used as an adjective, descriptive of fibrous or filamentous manufactures and of the raw materials, processes, machines, buildings, and personnel used in the organizations connected with, and the technology of, their manufacture.

Textile Resource (http://www.textile.org.uk)

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