Definition of Repp

Fiber: Wool, worsted, silk, rayon, wool ottoman, cotton or a blend.

Weave: Crosswise rib.

Characteristics: Has a pronounced narrow cylindrical rib in the filling direction - less distinct than bengaline; more distinct than poplin. Sometimes a very distinct rib is alternated with a small rib. It is similar to poplin but heavier in cotton. Can be dyed, printed, or white. Frays badly. Difficult to press (may flatten rib).

Uses: Heavy suits, and coats for men's and boy's wear, and also for some women. Also used for upholstery and drapery.

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