a spinning system in which sliver feedstock is highly drafted and thus creates an open end or break in the fibre flow. The fibres are subsequently assembled on the end of a rotating yarn and twisted in. Techniques for collecting and twisting the fibres into a yarn include rotor spinning and friction spinning.
a silk yarn used for weaving or knitting. The yarn comprises single threads which are twisted, folded two-, three- or four-fold, and finally twisted in the direction opposite to that of the single yarn.
Original brand manufacturing (OBM):
a business model which focuses on branding rather than on design (original design manufacturing—ODM) or manufacturing (original equipment manufacturing—OEM).
Original design manufacturing (ODM):
a business model which focuses on design rather than on branding (original brand manufacturing—OBM) or manufacturing (original equipment manufacturing—OEM).
Original equipment manufacturing (OEM):
a business model which focuses on the manufacturing process rather than on design (original design manufacturing—ODM) or branding (original brand manufacturing—OBM). In the clothing industry, OEMs typically manufacture according to customer specifications and in many cases use raw materials supplied or specified by the customer.