Fiber Project

Kaitlyn Campbell

Cotton

Comes From - Cotton Plants

Advantages - Soft and Comfortable

Disadvantages - Shrinkage and Wrinkling

Natural Fibers

End Uses - Clothing

Flax/Linen

Comes From - Flaxseeds - Linen Seeds

Advantages - Lasts Longer & More Stylish Attire

Disadvantages - Wrinkles & Creases Easier

Natural Fiber

End Uses - Linen

Wool

Comes From - Sheep

Advantages - Extremely Resilient When Dry

Disadvantages - Weak When Wet

Natural Fiber

End Uses - Sweaters

Silk

Comes From - Silkworms

Advantages - Strong but Lightweight

Disadvantages - Turns Yellow if Bleached & Fair Abrasion & Resiliency

Natural Fiber

End Uses - Curtain

Acetate

Comes From - Biodegrading & Naturally Occurring Substances
Advantages - Has a Silky Look to It, Luxurious Feel

Disadvantages - The Dyes Can Fade or Bleed, Heat Sensitive, Weak Fiber

Manufactured Fiber

End Uses - Clothing

Rayon

Comes From - Petroleum from the Constituent Acids

Advantages - Environmentally Friendly, More Absorbent than Cotton

Disadvantages - Wrinkles Easily, Shrinkage, Fabric Fades in Sun Exposure

Manufactured Fiber

End Uses - Blouses

Lyocell

Comes From - Derived from Cellulose

Advantages - Is Versatile, Has Good Wear Resistance

Disadvantages - Does Not Absorb Water Well

Manufactured Fiber

End Uses - Denim

Nylon

Comes From - Forcing Molten Nylon through Small Holes

Advantages - Is Versatile, Has Good Wear Resistance

Disadvantages - Doesn't Absorb Water Well

Manufactured Fiber

End Uses - Panty-hoses

Olefin

Comes From - Polyolefin

Advantages - Nice Feel, Dries Easily

Disadvantages - Cost, Stains, Dissolves in Carpet

Manufactured Fiber

End Uses - Carpet

Polyester

Comes From - Derived from Coal, Air, Water and Petroleum

Advantages - Hard to Stain, Holds its Shape

Disadvantages - Doesn’t absorb dyes, doesn’t feel as soft as Cotton

Manufactured Fiber

End Uses - T-Shirts

Spandex

Comes From - Long Chain Polymer Called Polyurethane

Advantages - Lightweight & Comfortable to Wear

Disadvantages - Sticks to Your Body

Manufactured Fiber

End Uses - Compressions