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Wigan is a stiff cotton material[1] sometimes coated with latex rubber.[2][3] It is typically sold in bias-cut strips and used as an interfacing or interlining in tailoring to stabilize seams and hemlines. Its name has been derived from Wigan, the name of a former mill town in Greater Manchester (historically Lancashire), England.[4]


  1. ^ United States. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce (1930). Cotton Fabrics and Their Uses, Volym 18. p. 22.
  2. ^ "Wigan".
  3. ^ U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center; General Services Administration (1991-03-26). "ARMY A-A-52097 Cloth, Wigan, cotton". DOD standards (Military/Federal specs) - Mechanical Collection. IHS, Inc. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  4. ^ "Definition: Wigan". Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913). 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2009-05-23.