Sherpa (fabric)

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Sherpa is a fabric with a pile on one side and flat on the other side.


Sherpa is a curly piled fabric structure made of synthetic yarns like acrylic or polyester. The texture is soft and fluffy, useful in jackets resembling wool or sheepskin on the piled side. Sherpa fleece is a knitted type of fabric usable in line clothing and winter wear.[1] [2]


It was Collins & Aikman (An American manufacturer of decorative fabrics and automotive supplies) who first developed this fabric. Sherpa was the registered trademark of the company.[3][4][5][6]


Mainly it is used in the lining of coats and for adult's and children's jackets.[2]

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  1. ^ Commodity Classification Under the Harmonized System. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Customs Service. 1989. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b "Sherpa Vs. Fleece: Which Is Warmer? | Lands' End". Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  3. ^ Wingate, Isabel Barnum (1979). Fairchild's dictionary of textiles. Internet Archive. New York : Fairchild Publications. p. 550. ISBN 978-0-87005-198-2.
  4. ^ ''Sherpa is the original man - made pile fabric with the curly look . Lightweight , soft and warm . For coats inside and out . Pile of Creslan acrylic fiber . If the tag doesn't say “ Sherpa by Collins & Aikman , ” it isn't Sherpa . '' The New Yorker - Volume 37, Part 6 - Page › books Harold Wallace Ross, William Shawn, Tina Brown · 1962
  5. ^ ''Fabrics for Apparel Trades Collins & Aikman sells a variety of knitted , woven and tufted materials to garment manufacturers . ... Other divisions make pile fabrics for outerwear and coat linings ( marketed under trademarks such as SHERPA )''Good Housekeeping. International Magazine Company. 1979. p. 64.
  6. ^ ''The company also developed “ Sherpa , ” a lamb's - woollike material that has gained considerable success as a lining '' Textile Leaders of the South - Page › books Marjorie Willis Young, L. P. Walker · 1963