This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Camlet. A rich fabric used for dress as early as the thirteenth century. It was more costly and finer than cameline, and is frequently mentioned as being in use down to the end of the seventeenth century. At present a very durable, plain woolen cloth for cloaks is termed camlet. All the kinds of camlet are in a certain sense imitations of Oriental camel's hair cloth, which is characterized by the straggling "top" hairs over the surface. They are made of hair, especially of Angora goat hair, with wool or silk, and present a veined or wavy appearance.