Analysis

(This list indicates the general scope of materials submitted for analysis and common faults identified. Do not worry if your article type or problem are not listed below, this list is supplied only as an indication of our work.)

Fibres

  • wool
  • mohair
  • cashmere
  • angora
  • flax
  • linen
  • cotton
  • acrylic
  • elastane
  • lycra
  • nylon
  • polyester
  • polyurethane
  • cupro
  • viscose
  • modal
  • acetate
  • triacetate
  • dralon

Common Faults

  • fading
  • glazing
  • shine
  • mark
  • colour loss
  • staining
  • flat pile
  • shrunk
  • greyed
  • scorch
  • hole
  • wrinkled
  • fuzzy
  • texture
  • snags
  • dye run
  • patchy
  • colour change
  • stretched
  • misshapen
  • abrasion
  • pulls
  • streaks
  • burnt
  • singed
  • felted
  • frayed
  • stiff
  • rippling
  • puckering
  • distortion