This information bulletin explains the unique properties of all the common fibers on the market today, Acetate and Triacetate, Acrylic and Modacrylic, Cotton, Linen, Ramie, Hemp, Lyocell, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Rayon, Silk, Spandex, and Wool. Learn which fibers make up brand names like Lycra, Creslan, Cordura, Tencel, Thinsulate and Dacron. Fiber origin, production, characteristics, producers, care, cautions and other issues are addressed for each fiber. A great gift for children going off to college, wedding showers, or for housewarming.
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