Fiber Project

By: Mary Sobataka

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Comes from cotton. Advantages of cotton are, it’s breathable, inexpensive, and resists static.

Disadvantages are, prone to shrinking and stretching.

Non-manufactured fiber.

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Flax/Linen comes from flax plants.

Advantages, can keep you cool, and is easy to clean.

Disadvantages, can be really expensive.

Non-manufactured fiber.

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Wool comes from sheep.

Advantages, holds moisture without feeling wet.

Disadvantages, can be scratchy and uncomfortable to wear.

Non-manufactured fiber.

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Silk comes from silk worms.

Advantages, strong, but lightweight.

Disadvantages, very expensive and degrades over time.

Non-manufactured fiber.

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Acetate comes from biodegrading and naturally occurring substances.

Advantages, has a silky look, and luxurious feel.

Disadvantages, the dyes can fade or bleed.

Manufactured fiber.

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Rayon comes from petroleum.

Advantages, environmentally friendly, more absorbent than cotton.

Disadvantages, wrinkles easily and is prone to shrinking.

Manufactured fiber.

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Lyocell is derived from cellulose.

Advantages, moisture Absorbent and durable.

Disadvantages, expensive.

Manufactured fiber.

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Nylon is made from the forcing molten nylon through very small holes.

Advantages, has good wear resistance.

Disadvantages, does not absorb water very well.

Manufactured fiber.

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Olefin comes from polyolefin.

Advantages, has a nice feel.

Disadvantages, it stains.

Manufactured fiber.

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Polyester comes from a chemical reaction between acid and alcohol.

Advantages, hard to stain.

Disadvantages, does not absorb dyes.

Manufactured fiber.

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Spandex is made by reacting polyester with a diisocanyate.

Advantages, lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Disadvantages, sticks to your body.

Manufactured fiber.