Textile Abbreviations

When purchasing fabric overseas, many times the use of abbreviations is common. Below please find the English translation of those abbreviations:

Abbreviations English Translation
AC Acetate
AF Other Fibers
CA Acetate
CLY Lyocell
CMD Modal
CO Cotton
CTA Triacetate
CU Cupro
CUP Cupro
CV Viscose
EA Elastane
EL Elastane
HA Hemp
HL Cotton/Linen
JU Jute
LI Flax/Linen
MA Modacrylic
MAC Modacrylic
ME Metal
MO Modal
PA Nylon
PAN Acrylic
PC Acrylic
PES Polyester
PL Polyester
PM Metallicized Polyester
PU Polyurethaneelastomere
RA Ramie
SE Silk
SI Sisal
TA Triacetate
TR Textile Residues/Unspecified Composition
VI Viscose
VY Vinyl
WA Angora
WB Beaver
WG Vicuna
WK Camel Hair
WL Llama
WM Mohair
WO Wool
WP Alpaca
WS Cashmere
WV Virgin Wool
WY Yak