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November 13, 2018


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Fabric University | Fabric Seminar | Fiber Characteristics | Silk
Fiber Characteristics

SILK

Natural Fiber - animal fiber created by the silk worm

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Soft or crisp hand
  • Luxurious
  • Drapes and tailors well
  • Thinnest of all natural fibers
  • Dyes and prints well
  • Hand-washable or dry-cleanable
  • Little problem with static, no pilling problem
  • Only fair abrasion resistance
  • Poor resistance to prolonged exposure to sunlight

 

MAJOR END USES:

  • Apparel - dresses, blouses, skirts, jackets, pants, pants, scarves, ties.
  • Home Fashion - curtains, draperies, upholstery.

 

 

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DRAPER CANINE THERAPY® DOG COATS
The Draper Canine Therapy® Dog Coat is a lightweight breathable cool-coat design for canines offering a convenient way to deliver therapeutic benefits to your canine for all day relief. The coat works as a layering item or immersed in water to help cool even the hottest pooch. The Draper Canine Therapy Dog Coat contains 50% Celliant® (Polyester)/50% Hydrotec.
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ICEBREAKER IKA VEST
Designed to offer durable weather resistance and added core warmth whether you're out on the river or hiking in the mountains, the Ika Vest combines CORDURA® softshell fabric with a brushed merino-blend lining. Used as an outer layer on milder days, the Ika protects against wind and light precip while breathing efficiently and stretching to move with you. Thanks to its brushed interior, the vest also functions as an insulating midlayer on colder days. Two hand pockets and a chest pocket secure your small essential items.
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