Material Definitions

Sequins 

Sequins are disk-shaped beads used for decorative purposes. In earlier centuries, they were made from shiny metals. Today, sequins are most often made from plastic. They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes.

Sequins are sometimes also referred to as spangles, paillettes, or diamantes, but technically differ. In costuming, sequins have a center hole, while spangles have the hole located at the top. Paillettes themselves are commonly very large and flat. Sequins may be stitched flat to the fabric, so that they do not move, and are less likely to fall off; or they may be stitched at only one point, so that they dangle and move easily, to catch more light. Some sequins are made with multiple facets, to increase their reflective ability.

Viscose

Viscose is both a semi-synthetic fiber, formerly called viscose rayon, or rayon and a solution of cellulose xanthate. The latter is produced by treating dissolving pulp with aqueous sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide which is used to spin the viscose rayon fiber. Byproducts of the production process include sodium thiocarbonate, sodium carbonate, and sodium sulfide.

PU Leather

PU (Poly) Synthetic Leather is a man made material that will represent the look and feel of Genuine Leather but in fact is NOT. This PU material is far less durable, considerably cheaper in cost, and may not last long if used often. This material is extremely pliable and will stretch kind of like a spandex material

Enamel

An opaque or semitransparent glassy substance applied to metallic or other hard surfaces for ornament or as a protective coating.

 Zinc Alloy

Brass, an alloy of Zinc that contains between 55% and 95% Copper, is among the best known alloys. The use of Brass dates back 2500 years and was widely used by the Romans and is commonly used today, particularly in musical instruments and many hardware applications that must resist corrosion.

Broadcloth

Broadcloth is a very popular type of dress shirt material. Broadcloth and Poplin are the same type of fabric. Broadcloth is a very lightweight, smooth, flat looking fabric, with no pattern in the weave of the threads. It is a clothing fabric of fine twilled wool or worsted, or plain-woven cotton.

Rhinestone

 A rhinestone, paste or diamante is a diamond simulant origianlly made form rock crystal, but since the 19th century from crystal glass or polymers such as acrylic. Originally, rhinestones were rock crystals gathered from the river Rhine, hence the name, althought some were also found in areas like the Alps, but today the name 'rhinestone' applies only to varieties of lead glass known as crytal glass.