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Habotai:
a lightweight silk fabric commonly used for linings, hangings and underwear.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Spring/Summer 2011 (Textile Outlook International Issue 145)

Hand:
fabric quality or characteristics—such as softness, firmness, drapability, or fineness—perceived by touch.
Last referenced in: Textiles and clothing: opportunities for recycling (Global Apparel Markets Issue 3)

Hand feel:
see hand.

Hand scraping:
a process in which dyed denim fabric is rubbed with sand paper to impart a worn look to its surface.

Handle:
see hand.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Hank:
an unsupported coil comprising wraps of yarn (or sliver) made by winding the yarn on a reeling machine with a cross-wound pattern and then binding it to prevent tangling.
Last referenced in: The world nonwovens industry: part 1 -- the leading ten producers, 3rd quarter 2008 (Technical Textile Markets Issue 74)

Hank dyeing:
the process of dyeing a yarn in hank form; hank dyeing is used where the yarn must preserve a fuller handle and bulk in order to obtain the desired effect in a knitted garment.
Last referenced in: World Markets for Textile Machinery: Part 4--Dyeing and Finishing (Textile Outlook International Issue 143)

Hard shell:
a hard shell is an outerwear garment which protects the wearer from the elements. It is typically made from a tough, abrasion-resistant material such as nylon. (See also soft shell.)
Last referenced in: Product developments and innovations in the home textiles market, April 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Harris tweed:
a woollen tweed fabric woven on handlooms by crofters in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. Harris tweed is traditionally woven 75 cm wide but modern handlooms can produce 150 cm width fabric.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

HDPE:
high density polyethylene.
Last referenced in: Markets for geosynthetic products and profiles of five leading manufacturers (Technical Textile Markets Issue 92)

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