View the DIGJAM Fabric Dictionary and know more on how this Indian woolen, worsted and quality fabric manufacturer has retained a unique leadership position in the market. A few words of advice can provide you and idea of the type of fabric used by Digjam ranging from merino, cotton, polyester, nylon or any other material that is sure to delight you as a person wearing and carrying attitude on your shoulders while being dressed up in style.

  • Never wear a foulard tie with a tweed coat.
  • To translate such helpful advice into plain English, we present the Fabric Dictionary with some terms a gentleman may find useful while discussing men's wear.

Acrylic Fabric :
A manmade fiber that is soft, machine washable and quick to dry. It has excellent color retention properties.

Angora Fabric :
Also known as Angora Mohair. It is made from the hair of Angora goat, has a furry touch, and is exceptionally soft and warm.

Blend Fabric :
A term applied to a yarn or a fabric that is made up of more than one fiber. For example, 65% polyester-35% cotton is a commonly used blend in shirts.

Cashmere Fabric :
A luxury fiber obtained from soft fleecy undergrowth of the Kashmir goat of Tibet, Mongolia, China, Iran, Iraq and India. Commonly used in sweaters, shawls, suits, coats and dresses.

Chambray Fabric :
A plain-woven fabric commonly made of cotton. It incorporates a colored warp (often blue) and white filling yarn.

Corduroy Fabric :
Identified due to the raised ridges on the surface of the fabric. It is usually made of cotton with extra sets of filling yarn woven into the fabric to form the surface ridges.

Cotton Fabric :
A natural fiber derived from the seedpod of the cotton plant. Some of the finest fibers, longer than 1 1/2 inch, are grown in Egypt.

Denim Fabric :
A world favorite, true denim is twill weave cotton-like fabric made with different colored yarns in the warp and the weft. Due to the twill construction, one color, usually blue, predominates the fabric surface.

Donegal Tweed Fabric :
The name originally applied to a colorful hand-woven woolen tweed fabric made in Donegal, Ireland. End-users include winter coats and suits.

Embossing Fabric :
A process in which fabrics are put through heated rollers under pressure to produce a raised design on the fabric surface. Commonly seen on T-shirts and sweatshirts.

Eyelet Fabric :
Like a buttonhole. Refers to patterned cut-outs, around which stitching or embroidery is done to prevent the fabric from coming apart.

Fibre Fabric :
The basic building block for all fabric, which is twisted into yarn and then used to produce a fabric.

Flannel Fabric :
This fabric is brushed on both sides to lift the fiber ends out of the base fabric and create a fuzzy surface that's soft to touch. End-users include shirts and pajamas. Typically made from cotton, a cotton blend or wool.

Foulard Fabric :
Lightweight twill weave fabric, made from silk or polyester with a small all-over print pattern on a solid background. Often used in men's ties.

Gabardine Fabric :
Wool gabardine is the year-round fabric for business clothes. Polyester, cotton, rayon and other blends are also used in making gabardine.

Herringbone Fabric :
Wool gabardine is the year-round fabric for business clothes. Polyester, cotton, rayon and other blends are also used in making gabardine.

Hounds Tooth Check :
A broken check effect is produced with a variation on the twill weave construction utilizing at least two different colored yarns.

Lamb Wool Fabric :
This is the first clip of wool taken from lambs up to eight months old. The wool is soft, slippery and resilient and is used in fine grade woolen fabrics.

Linen Fabric :
Linen fibers are obtained from inside the woody stem of the flax plant, which are much stronger and more lustrous than cotton. Linen fabric is cool and absorbent, but wrinkles quite easily.

Merino Fabric :
A type of wool that comes from pure bred Merino sheep. The best Merino wool is exported from Italy.

Micro Fibers Fabric :
Manmade fabric made from these extra-fine fibers provides a gentle drape, and unusual softness. In comparison, micro fibers are fine as silk, three times finer than cotton, eight times finer than wool and one hundred times finer than a human hair.

Mohair Fabric :
Fibers are made from the hair of the Angora goat, used to manufacture sweaters, coats, suits and scarves.

Nylon Fabric :
Produced in 1938, Nylon is the first completely synthetic fiber developed by man. It is known for its high strength and excellent resistance. The name is actually an acronym and stands for New York (NY) and London (LON), the two cities where the fabric was manufactured simultaneously, for the first time.

Oxford Fabric :
A fine, soft, lightweight woven cotton or blended with manufactured fibers, in a 2 x 1 basket weave variation of the plain weave construction. The fabric is used primarily in shirting.

Paisley Fabric :
A tear-drop (ambi) shaped fancy printed pattern, is usually seen in men's ties.

Polyester Fabric :
A manufactured fiber introduced in the early 1950s, and is second only to cotton in worldwide use. Polyester has high strength (although somewhat lower than nylon), excellent resiliency and high abrasion resistance. Low absorbency allows the fiber to dry quickly.

Rayon Fabric :
A manufactured fiber composed of regenerated cellulose, derived from wood pulp, cotton linters or other vegetable matter. The two most commonly used production methods for rayon are the cupra ammonium process and the viscose process.

Satin Fabric :
A traditional fabric utilizing a satin weave construction to achieve a lustrous fabric surface. Satin is a traditional fabric for evening and wedding garments. Typical examples of satin weave fabrics include slipper satin, crepe-back satin, faille satin, bridal satin, moleskin and antique satin.

Seer Sucker Fabric :
A woven fabric, which incorporates modification of tension control. In the production of seersucker, some of the warp yarns are held under controlled tension at all times during the weaving process, while other warp yarns are in a relaxed state and tend to pucker when the filling yarns are placed.

The result produces a puckered stripe effect in the fabric. Seersucker is traditionally made into summer sportswear such as shirts, trousers, shorts and informal suits.

Silk Fabric :
A natural filament fiber produced by the silkworm in the construction of its cocoon. Most silk is collected from cultivated worms; Tussah silk or wild silk, is a thicker, shorter fiber produced by worms in their natural habitat. All silk comes from Asia, primarily China.

Tweed Fabric :
A medium to heavy weight, fluffy, woolen twill weave fabric containing colored slubbed yarn. Common end-users include coats and suits.

Worsted Fabric :
Has a hard, smooth surface and is made of combed wool or wool-blended yarn. Gabardine is an example of a worsted fabric.