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Glossary

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Garment-dyed
The end product is dyed in the final stage of the production process (see dyeing).
Graduated compression
Massaging and relaxing action with different intensity (medium, strong): it stimulates and revitalizes the blood circulation, helps reduce the fatigue, swelling and tiredness of the legs.
Gusset
Round or rhomboid insert made of cotton, nylon or polypropylene, with a hygienic function.
Gusset
Insert added to the top to increase the fit of extra-large size tights.
Heel
Part of the stocking which covers the back area of the foot.
Hipster top
Compared to a normal waist top, this kind of top has a lower waist and gests below the navel.
Hold-up
Stocking which stays up by adhering to the leg thanks to an elastic top usually siliconed.
Interlaced
A technique in which a rigid multifilament yarn is passed through an air flow together with stretched elastomer.
Knee-highs
Sock which gets up to the knee, available in different typologies and heaviness.
Knee-sock
Sock which gets up to the knee, available in different typologies and heaviness.
Knitted
In the weaving (see) stage, it refers to a way to insert the elastane thread with a nylon thread.
Knitted fabric
Fabric in which elastomer is incorporated into the warp or the weft (in courses).
Laid-in
In the weaving (see) stage, it refers to a way to insert the elastane yarn with a nylon thread.
Leggings
Synonym of "leggings" or "fuseaux". They get up to the calf leaving the foot bare.
Lycra
Registered trademark of the elastane fibre (see) invented by DuPont in 1959 and initially used for medical stockings.
Lycra 3D
Recent processing technique which consists in incorporating elastane in all courses.
Lycra Leg Care
Trademak which identifies tights designed in order to have Lycra in all their parts (waist band, top, leg) and which complies with imposed width and compression (mmHg) requirements.
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