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Edge The front margin of the garment that extends from front corner to front corner.
Edge Tape A tape sewn along the front edge of a coat from top of the lapel to bottom of the facing. On less expensive coats, this tape starts at the bottom of the lapel (called the breakline). The tape is usually sewn with an edge-knife machine.
Elasticity The ability of a fiber or fabric to return to its original length, shape, or size immediately after the removal of stress.
Embossing A calendering process in which fabrics are engraved with the use of heated rollers under pressure to produce a raised design on the fabric surface.
Embroidery An embellishment of a fabric or garment in which colored threads are sewn on to the fabric to create a design. Embroidery may be done either by hand or machine.
Encapsulation A process in which the fibers of a fabric are coated with a filmy substance to create certain high performance qualities, such as breathability.
Ergonomic Seaming This apparel construction technology is aimed at maximizing comfort and ease of movement. The key feature of this seaming technology is that the seams are constructed ergonomically. Therefore, the seams flow according to the body's natural movements, regardless of the type of activity engaged in by the wearer. The seams are placed away from potential pressure points, in order to maximize comfort and movement.
Ergonomics The study of improving a garment design by enhancing the wearers' comfort, performance, or health.
Eyelet A type of fabric which contains patterned cut-outs, around which stitching or embroidery may be applied in order to prevent the fabric from raveling.

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