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    Polyamide (PA)

    Mai 10th, 2016

    Polyamide is a synthetic man-made fiber that is produced chemically and is used in fashion mostly as a substitute for wool and cotton and as an extremely durable fabric. Polyamide was first developed in the 1940’s in the US and was used for military parachutes before manufacturers started using it to produce nylon stockings. Polyamide is extremely durable and strong, it is very elastic, light-weight and dries quickly. It is mostly used for sports- and swimwear.
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    Acrylic (PAN)

    Mai 10th, 2016

    Acrylic is a synthetic man-made fiber that is produced chemically and is used in fashion mostly as a substitute for wool. Acrylic was first created in 1941 and became popular in the 1950’s. The fiber is cheaper than wool, stronger, holds color better, is very warm, soft, light and dries fast. It therefore is used for sweaters, hats, scarves and lining for gloves and boots. Acrylic is considered cheap, because it is often used as an alternative to soft, more expensive natural fibers such as cashmere and mohair.
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    Elastane

    März 30th, 2015

    Elastane is a synthetic (man made) fiber, that is extremely elastic. Elastane is only used as a filament yarn and is mixed with other fibers to create a garment that is close to the body. Elastane is especially used for functional sportswear and skinny jeans. It is also often used in other garments in small quantities.
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    Fiber

    März 30th, 2015

    A fiber is a thin string, which is used to create a thread, yarn or fabric. A distinction is made between natural and synthetic (man made) fibers. Natural fibers are won from animals or plants whereas synthetic fibers are created with various chemical components.
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