Beaver cloth

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Beaver cloth is a heavy woolen cloth with a napped surface. Beaver is a double cloth; it resembles felted beaver-fur and is suitable for outer garments such as coats and hats. The fabric was formerly[when?] made in England.[1][2][3][4]


Castor was a cloth lighter than beaver cloth, but otherwise similar. It was produced by using fine wool. Castor was used in overcoating.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Apparel Arts. Apparel Arts Publications. 1948. p. 142.
  2. ^ Perry, Patricia (1970). The Vogue Sewing Book. Vogue Patterns; distribution by Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y. p. 55.
  3. ^ Barve, V. R. (1967). Complete Textile Encyclopaedia. D. B. Taraporevala Sons. p. 30.
  4. ^ Denny, Grace Goldena (1962). Fabrics. Lippincott. p. 6.
  5. ^ Tortora, Phyllis G.; Johnson, Ingrid (2013-09-17). The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles. A&C Black. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-60901-535-0.
  6. ^ Blanco, A. E. (2019-11-29). Piece Goods Manual: Fabrics described; textile, knit goods, weaving terms, etc., explained; with notes on the classification of samples. Good Press.