Fiber project

Fiber

Comes From

Advantages

Disadvantages

End Uses


Cotton

modern day pakistan and some parts of india

soft,natural and breathable

risk mildew damage,short length fibers,can fade in washer and dryer


Flax/Linen

fiber crop grown in colder regions



  • china
  • germany
  • switzerland
  • etc.


high strength and durability,long lasting,available in a variety of textures

more expensive, wrinkle easily,

can lose charm if washed in hard water


Wool

Sheep

It holds moisture without feeling wet, plus it is a great thermal insulator.

It can be scratchy and uncomfortable to wear, and heat and moisture can cause it to felt.


Silk

silk worms

An all-climate fabric, silk is warm and cozy in winter and comfortably cool when temperatures rise. Its natural temperature-regulating properties give silk this paradoxical ability to cool and warm simultaneously.

It can be scratchy and uncomfortable to wear, and heat and moisture can cause it to felt.


Acetate

U.S (its manufactured)

Acetate is an environment friendly fiber in that it is manufactured from wood pulp. comftorable.

Acetate has low heat resistant properties and is sensitive to high temperatures.


Rayon

manufactures sellullose fiber

It can be laundered or dry-cleaned, depending on the dye used or the finish given.


They are weak when wet. Fabrics build up static electricity



Lyocell

bleached wood pulp ( a form of rayon)

strong

absorbent

resist sunlight,aging and abrasion

susceptible to mildew


Nylon

man-made fabric

high elongation,highly resillent, used in many military applications

requires UV stabilization, high shrinkage ,high notch sensitivity


Olefin

synthetic fiber

strength, colourfastness and comfort,resistance to staining,mildew, abrasion,good bulk and cover

easily damaged by heat,reacts to oil stained


Polyester

England

last a long time,wears very well,hard to stain,hold its shape,and does not wrinkle

has to be ironed at low temperature or it will burn,does not have natural feel of cotton


Spandex

lycra

lightweight,retains original shape, arasion resistant,strong, no static heat sensitive, harmed by chlorine,bleach,non absorbent,all rights