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Fabrics, fibres + properties


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Cotton
Natural, cool to wear, absorbent, durable, creases easily
Linen
Natural, cool to wear, good drape, creases easily, stiffer handle
Wool
Natural, warm to wear, soft/coarse handle, durable, absorbent
Silk
Natural, warm to wear, good lustre and drape, soft handle
Viscose
Synthetic, soft handle, good drape, low warmth, creases easily
Acrylic
Synthetic, warm to wear, fast drying, soft handle, good drape
Polyester
Synthetic, soft handle, good drape, non absorbent, durable
Nylon
Synthetic, soft handle, fast drying, non absorbent, crease resistant
Hemp
Bio-fibre, durable, absorbent, recyclable, warm, soft handle
Flax
Bio-fibre, used for linen, absorbent, cool to touch, very durable, smooth
Rayon
Re-generated, cool to wear, absorbent, highly flammable, washes well