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  • Poplin

    Poplin. Named from "papeline" a 15th century fabric woven
    at Avignon, France, in compliment to the reigning pope.
    Originally made in silk for church vestments and hangings.
    1.         Pine, cotton ribbed fabric, usually mercerized. Launders and wears well unless weave is loose which causes "slipping" of yarns. White and piece-dyed. Fades except in fast color fabric. Uses: dresses, children's suits, uniforms, hangings. Weave—plain. Width, 27", 32", 36".
    2.         Ribbed silk fabric having cords or filling of worsted, silk rayon or cotton. Worsted is commonly used, cotton filled poplin is inferior for service and beauty. Yarn or piece-dyed. Some silk poplins have the fault of "slipping". Otherwise very durable. Does not wrinkle or gather dust. Uses: dresses, coats, suits, trimmings. Weave—plain (corded). Width, 40".
    3.         Worsted fabric similar to panama except for corded effect; excellent wearing quality. Uses: dresses, suits Weave—plain.

    Wool poplin