Following are resources that will provide you with information about anything you ever wanted to know about textiles, and then some...
Alphabetical Trademark & Brand Name Index
Dictionary of Fabric Terms - Whaleys-Bradford – glossary of fabric terminology
Fabric-Isms - sayings, phrases, movies, song titles and quotations containing fabric, apparel or textile terms
Fabric Identification – Fabrics.net
Fabric Identification Table Using the Burn Test – extensive information including characteristics by fiber type, reaction to flame, beading, after-flame, ash, odor, and smoke/fumes
Fabric Information and Facts – detailed information about every fabric imaginable
Fabric Marketplace – This site provides in-depth information about natural and man-made fabrics including characteristics, quality, uses, weaves, finishes, textures, and designs. It has a glossary, buyer’s guide, fabric comparison chart, along with definitions and information about identification, care, storage and the manufacturing process for various fabrics.
Glossary of Fabric Performance Terms
Identifying Fabrics - Burning Test – How to identify fabrics based on how they burn
Performance Term Glossary
Stain Guide for Washable Fabrics
Stain Guide - Washable Fabrics
Stain Guide - Carpets
Stain Guide - Upholstery
Stain Removal Guide