The following fabrics are approximately 1.5 metres wide and are sold by the metre. The lycra has elastic properties that make it ideal for non-garment applications – e.g., covering three dimensional objects including loudspeaker enclosures. It has the visual property of ‘smoothing’ out rough and uneven contours.
Thinsulate is a 3M product that provides warmth with little bulk. Its fibres have low water absorbancy. The teflon polycotton is quick–drying, hardwearing and showerproof. Gore–Tex is a waterproof, breathable fabric commonly used for sports clothing.