Also spelled gray, greige, griege. They are cloths, irrespective of color, that have been woven in a loom, but have received no dry or wet finishing operations. Grey goods are taken to the perch for the chalk—marking of all defects, no matter how small. These blemishes must be remedied in finishing of the cloth. Material is converted from the grey goods condition to the finished state.
Dry finishing operations may include: perching, measuring, burling, specking, mending, sewing, experienced sewing, shearing, napping, gigging, pressing.
Wet finishing operations may include: dyeing, printind, washing, fulling,milling, scouring, soaping, shrinking, crabbing, tentering, sponging, decating, London shrinking, waterproofing, mercerizing, gassing or singeing; beetling, chasing, schreinerizing, embossing, bleaching, sizinq, calendering, friction calendering, Sanforized, etc.