Pinstriped fabric is a fabric that is woven to have tiny stripes running throughout it. These are usually vertically down the fabric, and are as thin as a pin, hence the name. These stripes are created by using a different coloured warp thread at specific intervals. This is usually a contrasting colour to the rest of the warp. Pinstripe fabric is generally used in suiting fabrics, where the background is black and the stripes are white or a similar pale colour.

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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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