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Fabric Dictionary

Zephyr

The quality of the textile is airy and can be found today in wool, cotton and manufactured fibers. Its name comes from the ancient God of the Winds Zephrus.

Zibeline

Fiber: Wool from crossbred yarns.

Weave: Satin.

Characteristics: The fabric is napped then steamed and pressed. The nap is long and lies in one direction. It is very lustrous and sleek. It may or may not be given a soft finish and feel. It is usually strong colored and sometimes stripings (removal of color) is noted in the cloth. Named for the "zibeline" a small animal found in Siberia. It belongs to the sable family and has fine black fur.

Uses: Coats, cloaks, capes and winter suits for women.