Fabric Abbreviations

We keep getting asked what the abbreviations for fabrics are, so to help here are most of them. We do every so often find a new one so it may not be complete.

AF – Other Fibers
AC – Acetate
CA – Acetate
CLY – Lyocell
CMD – Modal
CO – Cotton
CTA – Triacetate
CU – Cupro
CUP – Cupro
CV – Viscose
EL – Elastane
EA – Elastane
HA – Hemp
LI – Flax/Linen
HA – Hemp
HL – Cotton/Linen
JU – Jute
MA – Modcrylic
MAC – Modacrylic
ME – Metal
MO – Modal
PA – Nylon
PAN – Acrylic
PC – Acrylic
PES – Polyester
PBT -Polyester
PL – Polyester
PM – Metallicized Polyester
PU – Polyurethaneelastomere
PUR – Polyurethane
RA – Ramie
SE – Silk
SI – Sisal
SPA – Spandex
TA – Triacetate
TR – Textile Residues/Unspecified Composition
PC – acrylic
PM – polyester
VI – also viscose
VY – Vinyl
WA – Angora wool
WB – Beaver wool
WG – Vicuna
WK – Camel hair wool
WL – Lama Wool
WM – Mohair (Goat) Wool
WP – also baby alpaca Wool
WO – Wool Sheep
WS – Cashmere Wool (Goat)
WV – Virgin Fleece Wool Sheep
WY – Yak wool

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