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T400:
see 3GT.
Last referenced in: Global apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2013 (Global Apparel Markets Issue 24)

Tacking (jeans):
a process which is used to make fold marks in jeans. Sections of the jeans are folded and then fixed using plastic tags which are inserted using tag guns. After washing, the tags are removed from the jeans.

Tactel:
a brand name used by DuPont for its nylon fibre.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Spring/Summer 2011 (Textile Outlook International Issue 144)

Tactical vest:
a bullet resistant vest worn by military personnel in combat environments. Its ability to resist the impact of bullets lies in the presence of hard plates which are strategically placed in the vest to prevent the wearer from injury.
Last referenced in: Product Developments and Innovations in Textiles and Apparel (Textile Outlook International Issue 164)

Taffeta:
a closely woven, plain-weave fabric with a crisp handle and a smooth surface.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Tana lawn:
a cool, crisp, fine cotton fabric. It is named after Lake Tana in Sudan, from where Liberty sourced the yarn when it first introduced the fabric after the First World War.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 162)

Tanquis:
a type of long staple fibre cotton.

Tape yarn:
a yarn used for knitwear in the form of a tape with a large width-to-thickness ratio. Such yarns are typically formed by weaving or knitting. Knitted tape yarns are often made on circular knitting machines, giving them a tubular cross-section.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Tapestry:
a closely woven figured fabric with a compound structure in which a pattern is developed by the use of coloured yarns in the warp or in the weft or both. A fine binder warp and weft may be incorporated. The fabric is woven on jacquard looms and is normally used for upholstery.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

Tartan:
a fabric, originally a woollen 2/2 twill worn by Scottish Highlanders, woven in checks of various colours.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 (Textile Outlook International Issue 166)

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