Fiber

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Cotton

- Cotton comes from the united states, China, India, and Egypt.

- cotton has many advantages it's extremely versatile, and doesn't cling.

- The disadvantages of cotton is that it wrinkles unless treated, and it shrinks in hot water.

Silk

- silk comes from China, India, South Korea, Brazil

flax/linen

comes from russia


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Rayon

comes from a manufacture

wool

WOOL

  • Wool comes from Australia, New Zeland, South Africa, United States (for apparel); Russia, China, Argentina, Turkey (for carpets)
  • Wools advantages are that it's Very versatile; provides warmth; durable; resists wrinkling; absorbs moisture; resists abrasion; naturally flam resistant
  • Wools disadvantages- Damaged by moths and other insects; Shrinks; absorbs odor

LYOCELL

  • Lyocell comes from a manufacture.
  • Advantages- exceptional strength, soft drape; very absorbent, dyes beautifully
  • Disadvantages- wrinkels; susceptible to mildew and silverfish
  • Uses- suits, dresses, jackets, coats, specialty papers, medical dressings, conveyor belts.

NYLON

  • Nylon comes from a manufacture.
  • Advantages- very strong, resilient; dries quickly
  • Disadvantages- may yellow or grey; heat sensitive; low moisture absorbency
  • Uses- swimsuits, blouses, jackets. carpets, tents, car tires


ACETATE

  • Acetate comes from a manufacture.
  • Advantages- silk-like appearance; soft and drainable; dries quickly
  • Disadvantages- may wrinkle, low abrasion resistance; heat-sensitive; damaged by acetone
  • Uses- blouses, dresses, wedding and party clothes, linings. draperies, upholstery

POLYESTER

  • Polyester comes from a manufacture.
  • Advantages- excellent wrinkle resistance; strong blends well with other fibers
  • Disadvantages- absorbs oily stains; low absorbency of moisture.
  • Uses-100% or bends for shirts, pants, suits. sheets, table-cloths, fiberfill in parkas and comforters.

OLEFIN

  • Olefin comes from a manufacture.
  • Advantages- strong and light weight quick drying resistant to abrasion
  • Disadvantages- doesn't absorb moisture; heat-senstive
  • Uses- shirts underwear, socks for active

SPANDEX

  • Spandex comes from a manufacture.
  • Advantages- excellent elasticity and recovery; stronger and more durable than rubber
  • Disadvantages- damaged by chlorine bleach; damaged by heat.
  • Uses- elastics, underwear, swim-wear, active sportswear