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The term fabric is a translation of sanders 1930 term

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The term fabric is a translation of Sander’s (1930) term Gefüge . Fabric was defined by Knopf & Ingerson (1938) as “the spatial data that governs the arrangement in space of the component elements that go to make up any sort of external form”. In current practice these elemental parts are only considered as contributing to a fabric if “they occur over and over again in a reproducible manner from one sample of a rock to another” (Hobbs et al., 1976). This means that although the fabric of a body may be considered at any scale th