Balbriggan is a lightweight, knitted cotton fabric that’s name originates from a town in Eastern Ireland where it was originally manufactured. It was formally used to make hosiery but it can also be used for sportswear and nightwear. It is generally un-dyed and used extensively in underwear. It is quite similar to jersey fabric and is very smooth and comfortable to wear next to the skin.

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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