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13:59 Nov 30, 2009
English to Catalan translations [PRO]
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
English term or phrase: greige
Definition from
fabric that has not been bleached, dyed or finished after production. If woven sometimes called loomstate.

Example sentence(s):
  • Greige is a rag-trade term meaning undyed, unfinished fabric or goods, and is related to the Italian words greggia (raw silk) and greggio (grey).
  • The submitted sample, designated as “Evenweave Cloth”, is a greige woven fabric composed of 100% cotton. It is characterized by a complex weave which results in an open-work fabric.
  • Before dyeing or printing, inspect all greige fabric in roll one by one. Then choose the best fabric to dye or print for good quality
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5 +1empesa
Gemma Sanza Porcar


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Definition from GENCAT:
241 empesa, f

sin. teixit en cru

es empesa; tejido en crudo

Example sentence(s):
  • Cal fer atenció al que diu de l'activitat tèxtil d'un Premia i de l'altre. Del de Dalt ens fa saber que té cinc fabriques de teixit de cotó i alguns telers disseminats que ocupen unes tres-centes persones; el de Baix tenia només tres fabri­ques: «dues d'empesa i l'altra de pisanes», que tenien ocupades unes cent persones - MCRIT  
  • Els motlles s´impregnen de colorant en un recipient -el bac- i, per mità d´una maÇa, es fa pressió sobre la roba que es vol estampar o empesa i aquest colorant deixa ´emprempta de color. - Actes de la VIII Trobada d'Història de  
  • Ja convertit en municipi i inaugurada la línia del ferrocarril, en la Guía de Barcelona a Arenys de Mar por el ferrocarril (1857) de Víctor Balaguer es donen notícies sobre tres fàbriques de teixits, dues d’empesa i una de pisanes i mocadors, però es fa constar que la indústria principal de Premià és la navegació: dóna un cens de dotze barques de pesca i una de cabotatge matriculades a Premià, mentre que de gent del poble n’hi havia quatre de cabotatge i deu que feien la carrera d’Amèrica. - l´Enciclopèdia  
Gemma Sanza Porcar
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan

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Yes  Montse Ballesteros
39 days
  -> Gràcies Montse. Bon cap de setmana, Gemma
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