What is RFD fabric and what is the difference between Greige fabric and RFD fabric.
RFD fabricsRFD fabrics are named those fabrics which are processed like scoured and bleached to remove wax, oils, darts and sizing material applied before weaving to make the fabric ready for dyeing. Scouring is done to improve dye uptake and absorption into the fabric and improve evenness in dyeing throughout the fabric length.
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Greige fabricsFabrics that come out from a loom or knitting machine and no further processing is done yet are known as Greige fabric.
The color of Greige fabric is grey or off-white where color of RFD fabric is white.
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Normally garment manufacturing factories purchase RFD fabric or process the greige fabric to convert it into RFD when white colored garments are made and later garment dying or printing to be done on the garments.
RFD fabrics are costlier compared to Greige fabrics.
Also see: Essential fabric quality reports for bulk cutting approval