Trims

Definitions of fashion terminology for apparel trims, accessories, fasterners, beads, and other notions.

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Hook and Eye

A two-piece garment fastener consisting of a small metal hook on one side of an opening, which catches onto either an embroidered loop or a small metal hook or bar (the eye) sewn to the other side. Click for full definition with images.
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Gripper Snap Fastener

Type of SNAP FASTENER which features tiny teeth that allow the snap to “grip” fabric when attaching, Click for full definition with images.
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