11:56 Sep 14, 2012
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French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
French term or phrase: COMPOSITIONS
LES COMPOSITIONS : Les compositions sont données à titre indicatif dans une largeur déterminée.

Hi - I have come across this term in a document providing information about lace products. It contains the technical details of how it should be washed, colour fastness etc. but I' not sure how to translate "Les Compositions" in this context. The best I could come up with was "Patterns". Anyone got any better ideas?

Steve Sutcliffe
United Kingdom
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3content (of fabric/thread)
Yolanda Broad



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content (of fabric/thread)

Instructions about cleaning fabric products, including lace, along with mentioning color fastness, etc., would also specify the fabric content. (You need to know to what temperature to set an iron or a dryer, for instance, or whether to wash the item in water or have it drycleaned).

Yolanda Broad
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Asker: Hi Yolanda thanks for your reply. In the end I went with "Designs" having found that as a synonym for "composition" at It seemed to make more sense in context as they were talking about these "compositions" being shown in a fixed width and for illustrative purposes only.

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