Fabrics named after places

Muslin, cashmere, denim, damask, calico, suede and satin are all fabrics that have been named after places.

Muslin, cashmere, denim, damask, calico, suede and satin are all fabrics that have been named after places.

The cotton cloth called muslin was named after the city of Mosul, Iraq, where it was made.

Cashmere is named after the region of India called Kashmir, because it is made from the wool of goats that live in Kashmir.

The word denim comes from the French expression de Nimes, "from Nimes", because the fabric was once made in that French city. bigsiteofamazingfacts.com; answers.com; cottoninc.com

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