All about spandex

Country of origin- Waynesboro, Virginia, USA

Date of fiber inception- 1950s, made commercially in the US in 1959

Synthetic fiber

Description- elastic fiber, excellent stretch ability and recovery

Uses- elastics, underwear, swimwear, sport wear

Can be knit or woven fiber

Advantages- light weight, resistant to body oils, easily dyed, stretchy

Disadvantages- damaged by heat and chlorine, very tight and shows everything

Fiber Care- chlorine damages fiber and heat wash or dry can discolor fiber or lose some

Fun Fact- In Sweden its state law that you can't buy spandex if you weigh 30 stones (420 pounds)

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