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Nap of corduroy and wool coating

What Is It? Nap

Nap refers to the direction of napped fabrics, which are fabrics with a brushed or raised surface and hairs or fibers that lie smoothly in one direction. Fabrics that may have nap include velvet, corduroy, faux fur and velveteen. Fur is the most obvious napped fabric and demonstrates the concept of nap well. The hairs of fur fall directionally and feel smooth if stroked in one direction but not the other. Velvet and other napped fabrics work the same way on a smaller scale, but the fibers are no...