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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...

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.

Folder: Trims

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


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