An alloy created from zinc, aluminum, copper, and magnesium used to create metal buttons and buckles due to its readiness to be diecast.
- versatile in finishing
- inexpensive to manufacture
A thin, lightweight cotton fabric that is usually plainly woven. Commonly used for dresses, blouses, and shirts. The fabric gets its name from Zephyr, the Greek god of the western wind as it is airy and billowy in nature.
- not suited for colder weather
- somewhat limited in uses
A type of heavy silk fabric with a twill weave, similar to a mikado. Can also refer to a form of woolen material created with a satin weave.
- bridal gowns
- formal wear
- holds its shape
- dry clean only
- can be too rigid for some applications
A line that abruptly changes direction in an alternating matter.