EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FABRICS
Then the bundles were opened and blossomed into colours and fabrics.
Cloths were presented for his selection, among them some English fabrics.
Under this name are classed a large number of fabrics of twill construction.
With other fabrics it is employed as a filling for woolen warps.
You might say that in England fabrics were a by-product of agriculture.
What is meant by the expression “fastness of color of two fabrics”?
Are fabrics changed any sooner by the sun than by the weather?
Which of the fabrics are most easily affected by the weather, light, and air?
What is the difference in appearance between the two fabrics?
Is there any difference in the effect of the hot iron on the three kinds of fabrics?
late 15c., "building, thing made," from Middle French fabrique (14c.), from Latin fabrica "workshop," also "an art, trade; a skillful production, structure, fabric," from faber "artisan who works in hard materials," from PIE *dhabh- "to fit together." Sense in English evolved via "manufactured material" (1753) to "textile" (1791).