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A lightweight fabric woven with a colored warp and a white filling. Chambray fabrics are made from cotton, silk or linen with a plain weave. It has a white selvage. Chambray is used for shirts, dresses, linings and children's clothing.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cambray (Esp.); chambray (weefsel met witte inslag en gekleurde ketting) (Ned)

Resources and Citations

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 247
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937