I have a 100% polyester gabardine fabric which has been referred to as ‘LL Bean gabardine’ which was purchased from a company that sells over-runs or discontinued items. I need to find a reliable source to continually purchase more of this fabric but do not know how to further identify this fabric in order to compare it to other polyester gabardines. I have ordered other samples, but they are not the same at all. Should I weigh a known size of the fabric to compare densities, or should I try to count the picks per inch using a microscope?
Thanks very much. Michelle