We can describe the fabric as a flexible, more or less smooth, flat element that is made primarily in order to keep the body and dress. The fabric is in all cases made from a long and complex process that part of the collection of fruits and vegetable fibers, remains in the fabric or fabric of the same, and ends in the design based on the use of tinctures or different decorations. Today there are, in addition, that are made with synthetic fibers and fabrics which are adapted to the needs of the current human being much better than other fabrics.
Depending on the type of work to be carried out to obtain specific fabric, the price of the final product will vary to a greater or lesser degree. In this sense, fabrics such as cotton, linen and denim require a less delicate and dedicated work which can be produced on a massive scale far more easily, becoming so cheap and accessible. Other fabrics like velvet, satin, silk, chiffon, lace or satin are always more expensive and more exclusive.
The fabrics have some similarities and differences with other products also used by human beings to dress that are of animal origin (such as leather or skin). Firstly, they are permeable to water, they are flexible and permeable to air. However, fabrics tend to be generally lighter than leather or skin, can resist dyeing processes and decorated much more easily, are more elastic and adapt better to the forms of the body.
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