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1

What are the properties of Soya Bean?

Renewable
Absorbs Moisture
Filament
Luxurious
Soft
Smooth
Light
Good Drape
Mixes with other fibres

2

What are the properties of Bamboo?

Antibacterial
Sustainable
Biodegradable
Wicks away moisture
Comfortable
Absorbent
Soft Smooth
Clothing
Mixes with hemp, cotton, silk
Clothing
Towels

3

What are the properties of Milk Fibre?

Expensive as little is produced
Durable
Smooth
Soft
Comfortable
Retains shape
Socks
Flannels
Knitwear

4

What are the properties of Cotton?

Wash and Iron
Durable
Absorbent
Creases Easily
Sustainable
Flammable
Good Drape
Soft Handle
Towels
T-shirts

5

What are the trade names of Cotton?

Denim
Drill
Courdrouy
Calico
Poplin
Velvet

6

What are the properties of Linen?

Absorbent
Creases badly
Breathable
Durable
Wash and Iron
Good drape
Dull lustre
Fresh and cool to wear
Stiffer Handle

7

What are the trade names of Linen?

Huckabuck
Duck

8

What are the properties of Wool?

Creases drop out
Absorbent
Breathable
Can shrink
Natural elasticity
Repels rain
Durable
Good drape and handle

9

What are the trade names of Wool?

Lambswool
Superwash
Merino
Gaberdine
Felt
Tweed

10

What are the properties of Silk?

Weaker when wet
Can snag
Absorbent
Creases Easily
Durable
Dry clean
Soft handle and good drape
Cool and warm to wear

11

What are the trade names of Silk?

Duchess
Dupion
Organza
Taffeta
Chiffon
Crepe

12

Where do Cotton, Linen, Wool and Silk come from?

Silk worm, cotton plant, flax plant and sheep

13

What are the properties of Milk fibres?

Expensive
Durable
Comfortable
Soft Smooth
Retains shape
Socks
Flannels
Knitwear

14

What are the properties of Sweet Corn fibre?

Biodegrable
Good Wickability
Strong
Lightweight
Comfortable
Clothing Bedding
Thermoplastic

15

What are the properties of Acryclic?

Warm to wear
Crease Resistant
Non absorbent
Burns then melts
Durable
Weaker when wet
Good drape
easy to care for
Stiffer Handle
Courdelle
Amicor

16

What are the properties of Polyamide?

Absorbent
durable
Breathable
Good drape
Repels Rain
Coarse handle
dry clean
Can shrink

17

What are Polyamides trade names?

Tactel
Nylon
Tactel micro
Aramids like Kevlar and Nomex

18

What are the properties of Polyester?

Non absorbent
Strong when wet
Crease resistant
Durable
Breathable
Low warmth
Good drape
Soft handle
Versatile

19

What are the properties of Elastane?

2-5% blend
Natural elasticity
Crease resistant
Lightweight
Strong
Poor absorbency
Resists sunlight

20

Why do you blend Elastane with clothes?

Make them more comfortable

21

What are the trade names of Elastane?

Spandex
Lycra

22

What are the trade names of polyester?

Finesse
Trevira
Miratec
Dracon
Polyester fleece
Terylene

23

What are the properties of Viscose?

Low Warmth
Not absorbent
Absorbent
Wash and Iron
Creases easily
Soft handle & good drape
Versatile

24

What is viscose made from?

Wood pulp and caustic soda
Pinetrees and chemicals

25

What are the properties of Acetate?

Creases easily
Absorbent
Durable
Breathable
Easy Care
Good Drape
Stiffer Handle
Lusturous

26

What are the properties of tencel & lyocell?

Soft
Absorbent
Resistant to wrinkles
Strong wet or dry
Washed any way
Dyed easily
Drapes well
Stimulates leather

27

What are the properties of Rayon?

Dyes easily
Not durable or elastic
Poor insulator
Comfortable
Versatile
Intimates natural fibres