Manufactured Fibers


Characteristics: Made from coal and petroleum, Strong and often blended with others fibers, Resistant to wrinkling, Shrink and stretch resistant, Easy to care for, Great washbility, Pills easily, and Static buildup

Uses: Children's wear, Shirts, and Suits

Characteristics: First fiber to be manufactured totally from chemicals, Strong and durable and elastic, Dries quickly, Resists wrinkles and soil, Washes easily, Heat sensitive, and Clings to the wearer

Uses: Hosiery, Swimwear, and Windbeakers

synthetic fibers made from a polymer

Characteristics: Resembles wool, Soft and warm, Bulky/ lightweight, Quick dying, Strong, Winkle resistant, Static buildup, and Pills easily

Uses: Terrycloth, Bathrobes, Knitted garments, and Outdoor furniture fabrics and awnings

Characteristics: Soft/absorbent , Comfortable, Inexpensive, Stretches and is weak when wet, and Mildews and wrinkles easily

Uses: Linings, Sports shirts, Jackets

Characteristics: Very versatile, Inexpensive and easy to dye, Silky, luxurious, Deep luster, soft, Wrinkles easily,Special care needed in cleaning

Uses: Neckties, Lingerie, Blouses, Linings

is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elastici

Characteristics: Known for its ability to stretch, Resistant to lotions, oils, sun, and perspiration, Easily damaged by Soft,lightweight, Durable, Nonabsorbent

Uses: Swimwear, Dance wear, and Exercise wear

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