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The capability of a fabric to soak up moisture. Absorbency is a key fabric property, which affects other characteristics such as comfort, the build up of static, shrinkage, stain removal, water repellency, and wrinkle recovery.

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    Dec 29, 2010, 01.07 AMby StitchayWoman

    Is this supposed to be an article?

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    Dec 28, 2010, 11.43 PMby daiyami

    This would be a far more helpful post if it said something about HOW absorbency affects static, stains, comfort, etc. Are highly absorbent fabrics more or less likely to suffer static cling? Do less absorbent fabrics wrinkle more or less? Is high-absorption more or less comfortable, and does that change if it’s winter or summer? What are some common examples of typically absorbent and un-absorbent fabrics? How does absorbency relate to the “wicking-away” properties of synthetic fabrics.

    Give me some information that I can use to pick the right fabric for a project. All I’ve learned from this is how much I don’t know.

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