Fiber Manufacturing Company

Aaliyah Alley

Fiber - Cotton

Cotton comes from the plant that is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world.

The advantages of cotton is soft, natural, and breathable. Also strong, and inexpensive.

The Disadvantages of cotton is shrinkage, wrinkling, and damage.

The End Uses of cotton is that cotton can be woven or knitted into fabrics.

Fiber - Linen

The fiber Linen comes from the flax plant.

The advantages of Linen is that Linen clothing can last longer, being higher in strength.

The disadvantages is the Linen clothing it wrinkles and creases easily, and the pattern is more expensive than cotton.

The end uses of Linen are suits, skirts, jackets, and dresses.

Fiber - Wool

Wool comes from sheep and certain other animals.

The advantages of wool is it hold moisture without actually feeling wet.

The disadvantages of wool is it can be scratchy, and uncomfortable to wear.

The end uses of wool are outwear, sports wear, sweater, socks, and suits.

Fiber - Silk

Silk comes from cocoon.

Some advantages of silk is its luxurious beauty, and softness.

Some disadvantages of silk is the cost and delicacy.

The end uses of silk are dresses, and dress top.

Fiber - Acetate

Acetate comes from wood plump.

Advantages of acetate is the luxurious feel, and wide range of colors.

Disadvantages of acetate is it requires dry cleaning, and heat sensitive.

The end uses of acetate are dresses, and blouses.

Fiber - Rayon

Rayon comes from cellulose of wood plump or cotton.

Advantages of rayon is that it is more absorbent than cotton, and is very comfortable.

Disadvantages of rayon is dry cleaning complications, and easy wrinkling.

End uses of Rayon is jackets, socks, and scarves.

Fiber - Lyocell

Lyocell comes from the pulp of eucalyptus trees.

Advantages of lyocell is strong, and resists aging.

Disadvantages of lyocell is susceptible to mildew.

The end uses of lyocell is dresses, jeans, and coats.

Fiber - Nylon

Nylon is a man made fabric.

Advantages of nylon is it is lightweight, and doesn't wrinkle.

Disadvantages of nylon is resistant to fire, and direct heat.

The end uses of nylon is ski wear, swimsuits, pantyhose, and sports wear.

Fiber - Olefin

Olefin comes from polyolefin such as polypropylene or polyethylene.

Advantages of olefin is comfortable to wear, and olefin is water proof unlike any other fabric.

Disadvantages of olefin is that it can be affected by extreme sunlight, and a low melting point.

The end uses of Olefin is sweaters, socks, and swimwear.

Fiber - Polyester

Polyester is made out of oil.

Advantages of polyester is it is tough, and rigid.

Disadvantages of polyester is low thermal resistance, and poor solvent resistant.

The end uses of polyester is underwear, and nightwear.

Fiber - Spandex

Spandex is a synthetic fiber.

Advantages of spandex is that it is lightweight, very stretchy, comfortable, soft, and smooth.

Disadvantages of spandex is that its heat sensitive and nonabsorbent.

The end uses of spandex are coats, sweaters, and loungewear.