Description : A medium to heavyweight crossribbed woven fabric similar to faille - repp (sometimes called "rep" or "reps") is characterised by its prominent round ribbing. Usually made of cotton, wool or silk.
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Uses worldwide : Repp is used in dresses, neckties and some specialty church garments.
Origins and history : The name may actually be a variation on the word "rib", although this is not certain.
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