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September 21, 2018


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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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CAMELBAK® SKIRMISH PACK
This pack, made with 500D CORDURA® Classic fabric, is durable with some serious features. Its sleek composite MOLLE paneling provides secure attachment for pouches and gear. Skirmish features the Mil Spec Antidote® Lumbar Reservoir. The exclusive reservoir design moves the weight of the water onto the hips to ensure a comfortable/ergonomic load-carry as well as lower center of gravity. The full clamshell opening allows for easy access to the main compartment.
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CHILL WRISTBAND
Dr. Cool’s Reversible Chill Wristbands, sold as a pair, will keep your pulse points cool, dry and comfortable. They are made using Coolcore's patented cooling fabrics, which are sweat activated to provide three distinct functions: wicking, moisture circulation and regulated evaporation. Unlike other cooling accessories, Dr. Cool's wristbands are chemical free, so the cooling benefit will never wash out. Colors: Black, Fuscia, Monaco Blue, Red, Striped Fuscia, and Watercolor.
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