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Wool

Warm to wear (soft) due to natural crimp


•Can absorb 1/3 of its weight in water and not feel wet


•Slow to dry and repels water droplets


•Fine wool is comfy, coarse wool is scratchy


•Good drape


•Medium strength but not durable


•Good elasticity so creases drop out


•Wash and iron with care, may shrink (felting), dry clean


•Doesn't set fire easily, puts itself out

Silk

•Cool, but good insulation so also warm to wear as well


•Can absorb 1/3 of its weight in water and not feel wet


•Very comfy


•Soft / smooth handle and elegant drape


•lustre


•Good strength, weak when wet


wet• natural elasticity, but creases badly


• natural elasticity, but creases badly


•Wash and iron with care, best to dry clean

Cashmere

•Very warm with excellent thermal insulation


•Slow absorbency


•Soft and luxurious / Comfy


•Good handle and drape / light


•Not durable


•Not durable


•Good elasticity so crease resistant


•Wash with care

Mohair

Good thermal insulation


•35% warmer than Wool


•Poor absorbency


•Luxurious


•Light with good drape and handle


•Durable and hardwearing


•10% stronger than Wool


Good elasticity so crease resistant


•Use extreme care

Cotton

Cool to wear unless brushed


•Highly absorbent but slow drying


•Very comfy unless wet


•Soft handle and good drape


•Good strength


•Good abrasion resistance and durability


•Poor elasticity os creases easily


•Easy care: wash, boil, iron, damp


... may shrink

Angora

Very warm


•2X warmer than wool


•Slow absorbency


•Very soft


•Soft handle with an average drape


•Durable


•Fair elasticity


•Hand wash, cool, but do not tumble dry

Ramie

Average warmth


•Good absorbency


•Very comfy, especially in warm weather


•Can have a stiff or brittle handle so doesnt drape well


•One of the strongest natural fibres and even stronger when wet


•Not very durable


•Little elasticity


•Can be washed or dry cleaned

Linen

Fresh and cool to wear


•Highly absorbent and fast drying


•Stiffer and harder than cotton


•Firm handle


•Smooth surface


•Good drape


•Good strength and durability


•Poor elasticity so creases very badly


•Easy care: wash, boil, easily ironed...

Viscose

Low warmth


•More absorbent than Cotton


•Comfy


•Soft or firm handle with a good drape


•Lower strength than cotton


•Poor elasticity so creases easily


•Washable and easy to iron

Lyocell

Low warmth


•Very good absorbency, better than Cotton


•Very comfy


•Excellent handle and good drape


•Stronger than other cellulose fibres (including Cotton and many types of Polyester)


•Poor elasticity


•Disposable, 100% biodegradable, can be recycled


Rubber

Natural is from latex, Synthetic is from petrochemicals


Good warmth


Low absorbency


Uncomfortable as not very breathable


Warm, pliable and soft


Stretchy with good drape


Good elasticity so does not crease


Sensitiveto light, oil, solvents and grease


Cant be washed easily


Recyclable

Modal (regenerated)

Low warmth


•50% more absorbent than cotton


•Very comfy


•Very soft handle and good drape


•Lower strength, abrasion resistance and durability than cotton


•Poor elasticity so creases easily


•Washable: do not bleach, easy to iron, can be dry cleaned

Asbestos (mineral fiber - mined)

Carcinogenic (cancerous)


Good thermal insulation


Poor absorbency


Itchy and often uncomfortable


Rough handle with a poor drape


Excellent strength


Poor elasticity


Difficult to care for unless easy care finish is applied

No longer used as D.A.N.G.E.R.O.U.S!!!

Acetate

Low warmth


•Low absorbency and fast drying


•Comfy but prone to static


•Soft handle and elegant drape


•Low strength so poor abrasion resistance


•Has a higher elasticity than viscose but still creases


•Can be washed and ironed with care, Thermoplastic so low heat setting

Polyester

Low warmth unless textured


•Hydrophobic so fast drying with low absorbency


•Comfy but prone to static


•Micro fibres so breathable


•Soft or firm handle


•Very strong and abrasion resistant


•Very good elasticity so crease resistant


•Machine washable but iron with care as Thermoplastic

Aramid (kevlar)

Low warmth but excellent heat resistance


•Average absorbency


•Flexible and comfy


•Soft, flexible handle with a good drape


•5X stronger than Steel


•Flexible


•Machine washable, but detergents should be used with care to ensure properties are not reduced

Used for Armor and protective gear

Polyamide (Nylon)

Low warmth unless textured


•Hydrophobic so very low absorbency and fast drying


•Comfy but prone to static


•Micro fibres so breathable


•Soft or firm handle


•Very strong and abrasion resistant


•Very good elasticity so crease resistant


•Machine washable but iron with care as Thermoplastic

Elastane (elastomeric fibres) (Lycra)

Always used in blends, very low %


•Absorbent


•Dyes well


•Adds stretch and comfort


•Soft or firm handle


•Good strength


•Very high elasticity so crease resistant


•Machine washable


•Thermoplastic

Fluorofibres

Low warmth


•Not absorbent so doesn't dye well


•Breathable


•Flexible


•Soft, fine handle


•Durable


•Fair elasticity


•Degrades slowly and is used as a coating