Fabric Abbreviations

We often use fiber abbreviations to list the composition of our fabrics. Here is a fiber abbreviations chart to make your Purchasing experience with us that little bit Easier. 

Fabric labels often have abbreviations and some of these generally accepted abbreviations are for non-English words. A lot of fabrics are made up of multiple types of fibers. So here is a reference chart showing what all those abbreviations mean.




Abbreviation Fibre
AC Acetate
AF Other Fibres
CA Acetate
CMD Modal
CO Cotton
CTA Triacetate
CU Cupro
CUP Cupro
CV Viscose (Rayon)
EA Elastane
EL Elastane
HL Cotton / Linen Mix
LI Flax / Linen
MA Modacrylic
MO Modal (Modal Cotton)
ME Metallic Fibre
NY Nylon
PA Nylon/Polyamid
PE Polyethylene
PES Polyester
PC Acrylic
PL Polyester
PM Metallised Polyester
PU Polyurethane Fibre
RA Ramie
SE Silk
TA Triacetate
VI Viscose (Rayon)
VY Vinyl
WA Angora
WB Beaver
WG Vicuña
WK Camelhair
WL Llama
WM Mohair
WO Wool
WP Alpaca
WS Cashmere
WU Guanaco
WV Virgin Wool
WY Yack