Frequently Asked Questions


General FAQs


  • 1. Can I place an order online?

    The best way to begin the order process is to Request Product Information or Contact Us to get started while we currently do not offer online ordering.

  • 2. What is the typical turn-around time?

    Wayne Mills' extensive inventory allows us to cut down your lead time, so you receive orders sooner without sacrificing quality or attention to detail. We strive to fulfill orders for unfinished stock items within one week from receipt of an order. If your order of our stock item requires bleaching or a finish, we will have it ready within two weeks. Dye-to-match colors on stock items will be ready for shipment within three-to-four weeks of order receipt.

  • 3. What is the minimum order amount?

    Wayne Mills can accommodate both large and small orders. We offer discount pricing on large quantity orders.

  • 4. Can I request product samples?

    Yes! We are happy to provide samples of our stock items upon request. Reach out to our sales representatives and inquire about our items that interest you.


    If applicable, we also encourage you to send us samples of products that you would like us to replicate for you. Visit the Sample Requests page to get started.

Product FAQs


  • 1. What is cotton tape used for?

    Cotton tape can be used in a variety of applications. This can include apparel, bags & strap, crafts, industrial fabrics, ties and trims.

  • 2. What is cotton twill tape?

    Cotton twill tape is a herringbone twill-woven fabric tape that is commonly used in binding, sewing and tailoring applications.

  • 3. Does cotton tape fray?

    A benefit of narrow woven tape is that it has a fixed edge which will not readily fray.

Learn more about our Cotton Tape and Cotton Webbing products.

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  • 1. What are narrow fabrics?

    Narrow fabrics are woven textiles that are no more than 7 inches in width and have a fixed edge on both sides to prevent unraveling.

  • 2. What is narrow fabric weaving?

    Narrow fabric weaving is typically done using a specialty loom which can weave narrow fabrics to the desired width. At Wayne Mills, this can be as wide as 7 inches and as narrow as a 1/8 inch.

Learn more about narrow fabrics or explore the wide variety of narrow fabrics at Wayne Mills on the View All Products page.

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  • 1. What is Nomex fabric made of?

    Nomex fabric is made out of a special blend of aromatic polyamide fibers developed by the DuPont™ chemical company.

  • 2. What is the purpose of Nomex?

    Nomex is used across a variety of industry applications thanks to its flame-resistant and abrasion- resistant qualities. Nomex is commonly used when creating apparel for astronauts, firefighters, and military personnel.

  • 3. How durable is Nomex?

    Nomex fabric is known to be extremely durable and resistant to abrasion and tears. Nomex also performs well in high heat applications and can last up to five times longer than other standard fabrics like cotton.

Learn more about our Nomex products.

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Learn more about our Nylon products.

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Learn more about our Polyester products.

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  • 1. What is Protex fabric?

    Protex fabric is made from modacrylic fiber. It’s commonly used in applications where flame resistance is important.

Learn more about our Protex products.

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  • 1. What is spun polyester?

    Spun polyester yarn is made spinning short polyester fibers together like how cotton yarn is made. Narrow fabrics made with spun polyester provide a softer hand feel, finer finished appearance and other various qualities that are preferred in many applications.

  • 2. What is the difference between textured polyester and spun polyester?

    Fabrics woven using textured filament polyester yarn offer an economical solution that is durable and versatile. Spun polyester fabrics offer different physical properties that are preferred in some applications and a finer looking finished product in many cases. Spun polyester fabrics are generally more expensive than their textured polyester counterparts.

  • 3. What is spun polyester narrow fabric used for?

    Spun polyester narrow fabrics are commonly used in applications such as cubicle curtain headers and flag bindings.

  • 4. Is spun polyester washable?

    Yes. Spun polyester is washable.

Learn more about our Spun Polyester products.

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  • 1. What is heavyweight cotton twill?

    Our 'heavyweight' cotton twill tapes have a thickness of 0.03 inches or higher. This designation specifically refers to the unfinished thickness of the material.

  • 2. Is twill tape the same as webbing?

    Webbing is generally much stronger and denser than twill tape. Because of this, twill tape is commonly used in more lightweight applications (such as drawstrings for apparel) while webbing is used for heavy-duty purposes (such as industrial applications).

  • 3. What is the difference between twill weave and plain weave?

    Plain weave threads tend to run in a simple perpendicular weaving pattern that resembles a checkerboard, while twill weave is created using a ribbed diagonal pattern.

Explore our Twill products.

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  • 1. What is cotton webbing?

    Cotton webbing is a versatile strip of narrow fabric often used as a tie or strap element. It provides a strong reinforcement that nicely compliments cotton broad cloth in many apparel applications.

  • 2. Why is it called "webbing"?

    The term "webbing" comes from the type of material that is used to create webbing fabric. It is mesh-like in nature, which closely resembles the appearance of a web.

  • 3. How strong is cotton webbing?

    Cotton webbing is a strong fabric typically with a tight plain or tubular weave. This makes it ideal for many uses that require a durable tie or reinforcement.

Explore our Webbing products.

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Explore our Webbing strap products.

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Service FAQs


  • 1. What is fabric coating?

    Our narrow fabric coating offerings include both high and low temperature polyester based hotmelt adhesives, polyolefin, and pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA).

  • 2. What is coated fabric used for?

    Coated fabrics are used across a variety of different applications thanks to their unique enhancements. These coatings are commonly used in recreational and industrial binding wrapping applications.

  • 3. What coating techniques does Wayne Mills use?

    Wayne Mills utilizes a hot extrusion process to apply coatings to narrow fabric.

Learn more about our Custom Coating services.

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  • 1. What is mill dyed fabric?

    Wayne Mills specializes in weaving narrow fabrics in their natural color, then mill dyed fabric is one that has had its pigment altered at an on-site dyehouse. This involves a special chemical process that bonds the dye molecules with the fabric fibers to help change its color.

  • 2. How does Wayne Mills dye fabric?

    Wayne Mills utilizes open tank skein dying and continuous range dyeing on our cotton, polyester, nylon and Protex narrow fabrics.

  • 3. Can Wayne Mills dye fabric to custom colors?

    Yes. We have a large inventory of natural material that is ready to be custom dyed.

  • 4. What items cannot be dyed by Wayne Mills?

    Wayne Mills specializes in dying narrow fabrics. We do not have the ability to dye garments, curtains, or anything wider than 10 inches in width.

Learn more about our Custom Dyeing services.

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  • 1. How does Wayne Mills print on webbing?

    Wayne Mills can print on narrow fabric a couple of ways. First, we use a short repeat rubber stamping roller for simple single-color designs on cotton or polyester. Second, we can sublimate print on polyester using our laminating machine. All other specialty printing projects are outsourced.

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