FIBERS

By;Tempest Robbins

COTTON

comes from- plants of genus gossypium

advantages-dyes,soft,comfy

disadvantages-wrinkles,mildews,shrinks

end use-towels,washclothes

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FLAX/LINEN

comes from-the flax plant

advantages-soft,comfy,strong

disadvantages-shrinks,wrinkles,expensive

end use-to wrap mummies,suits,skirts,jackets,dresses

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WOOL

comes from-sheep

advantages-warm,natural,flame retardant

disadvantages-shrinks,dry clean,itchy

end use- boots,stuffed toy

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SILK

comes from-silk worm

advantages-soft,shiny,delicate

disadvantages-stain,sensitive

end use-wedding dresses,blouses,scarves,pillows

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ACETATE

comes from-ccellulose

advantages-like silk,no pilling,low cost,holds white very well

disadvantages-poor strength,most often needs to be dry cleaned

end use-lining,dresses,ribbons,scarves

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RAYON

comes from-cellulose of wood pulp

advantages- doesn't pill,comfy

disadvantages-stains,fades,wrinkles,complicated when washing

end use-blouses,jackets,linings

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LYOCELL

comes from- cellulose

advantages-soft,strong,doesn't wrinkle

disadvantages-fibrilation

end use-dresses,slacks,coats,jeans

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NYLON

comes from-polyamides

advantages-strong,dyes easy,resilient

disadvantages-fades,stains,affected by bleach

end use- blouses,dresses,foundation

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OLEFIN

comes from- ployolefin

advantages-low cost,doesnt stain,clean esay

disadvantages-oils cause discoloration,compresses easliy

end use-sweaters,underwear,diaper linings

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POLYESTER

comes from-coal,air,water,and petroleum

advantages-doesnt shrink,doesnt wrinkle,easy to clean

disadvantages-not strong,stains bad

end use-carpet,clothing

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SPANDEX

comes from-polymer polyurethane

advantages-elasticity,stretchy,durable

disadvantages-traps moisture,sensitive to heat,shows everything

end use-swim suits,sports wear

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