Fabrics, Middle English fabryke - something constructed, from Old French fabrique, from Latin fabrica, craft, workshop, from faber, fabr-, workman, artificer. A noun, fabrics refer to material made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers. A woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC and covers a wide range of textile terms including brocade, bombazine, to chiffon, chintz to drapery etc, from basic clothing, to bed-sheets, table linens and curtains. Fabrics are available now both as woven and non-woven, in variety of styles, colors, material, texture etc.
Other than that, fabrics also refer to a method or style of construction, a structural material, such as masonry or timber and a physical structure; a building.