Biotextiles are structures composed of textile fibers designed for use in specific biological environments where their performance depends on biocompatibility and biostability with cells and biological fluids.
The Bobbinet machine is a plain-net lacemaking machine invented and patented by John Heathcoat in 1808 (patent no. 3151), and with a slight modification it was patented again in 1809 (patent no. 3216).
A composite material (also called a composition material or shortened to composite, which is the common name) is a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components.
The Jacquard machine is a device fitted to a power loom that simplifies the process of manufacturing textiles with such complex patterns as brocade, damask and matelassé.
Knitted fabric is a textile that results from knitting.
Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or by hand.
Lace machines took over the commercial manufacture of lace during the nineteenth century.
Lingerie is a category of women's clothing including at least undergarments, sleepwear and lightweight robes.
Elisabeth Félix, better known only as Mademoiselle Rachel (21 February 1821 – 3 January 1858), was a French actress.
A stocking frame was a mechanical knitting machine used in the textiles industry.
A technical textile is a textile product manufactured for non-aesthetic purposes, where function is the primary criterion.
Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.