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A lightweight, plain-weave fabric with crinkled lengthwise stripes. Seersucker fabric is usually made from Cotton but is sometimes made from acetate, Silk, Linen, Rayon, or Nylon. The crinkled stripes can be made mechanically by tightening some warp threads and loosening others. A similar effect, Plissé, can be obtained by chemical treatment. Seersucker is used for summer suits, dresses, shirts, pajamas, and children's clothing.

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  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
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