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November 21, 2017


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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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TOPO X SALOMON SHOES
Topo Designs and Salomon got together to create these fashionably functional shoes that are "Dedicated to authentic mountain heritage and functional design". Made with CORDURA® Classic fabric these shoes are built to last and look great while doing so!
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WOMEN'S LONG SLEEVE CREW NECK
This women's long sleeve crew neck shirt is the ideal workout shirt for any activity. Dr. Cool uses a patented chemical-free cooling material designed by Coolcore to you comfortable, dry and cool for maximum performance. The moisture and sweat activated material delivers three distinct functions: wicking, moisture circulation, and regulated evaporation to reduce the fabric’s surface temperature by up to 30%.
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