Marketing Department of Fiber

Manufacturing Company

Types of Fiber

Fiber

Comes From

Advantages

Disadvantages


Cotton

The U.S. Uzbekistan, the People’s Republic of China and India.

Breathable, Soft, Insulating, Natural, Non-allergenic, strong, versatile

Shrinkage, wrinkles, damage, washing,


Flax/Linen

Comes from the inside of a plant

Aselegant fabric,printed patterns, can wear in any weather, very absorbent, makes you feel fresh

May lose its charm if washed with hard water


Wool

New Zealand and Australia

Tough, good insulator,flame resistant, absorbent, soft touch

Expensive, itchy, weak and sensitive to alkaline, stains easily


Silk

China

Good quality and it gets rid of asthma

Its very expensive and your killing silk worms just to get a single thread of silk


Acetate

The U.K.

Drapes and hangs well, multiple sheens, quick drying, low static, high luster

No elasticity, not a strong material, melts when heated, may require dry cleaning, wrinkles easily


Rayon

Bamboo and cellulose

Soft, drapes well, durable, highly absorbent, dyes and prints well, No static, inexpensive, colorfast

Wrinkles easily, low resiliency, heat sensitive, stretches, weakens when wet, fabric shrinks, may need dry cleaning


Lyocell

Eucalyptus trees

Absorbent, biodegradable,strong, resists sunlight, aging, and abrasion

Susceptible to mildew


Nylon

Man-made fabric

High elongation, highly resilient, 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, easily stained


Polyester

England

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

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


Spandex

lycra

Lightweight, retains original shape, abrasion resistant, strong, no static

Heat sensitive, harmed by chlorine bleach, nonabsorbent, all rights