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August 21, 2019


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FIBER CHARACTERISTICS

You are probably familiar with the characteristics and advantages of some of the common textile fibers. However, you may not understand the difference between all the various natural and manufactured (synthetic) fibers used in apparel and home furnishings.

The following summarizes the important characteristics and end uses of the major textile fibers, and some of the specialized fibers used in apparel and home furnishings.

Index of Fibers

Natural Fibers Manufactured Fibers
High Performance Aramid Fibers

Frequently Asked Questions About Fibers

 

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DRAPER BODY THERAPY® WINTER CAP
This fuzzy and comfortable cap provides the wearer protection in cooler weather with added therapeutic benefits. It is used over the ears and crown area (head) to provide an increase in circulation along with regulation of body temperature. The Draper Body Therapy Winter Cap contains 50% Celliant® (Polyester) and 50% Polyester. Celliant® is the world's most technologically advanced fiber which contains a proprietary blend of minerals which have been extruded into a polyester fiber.
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KATHMANDU ARCHON 65L BACKPACK v4
If you're new to multi-day hiking, or enjoy tackling the occasional Great Walk, the 65L Archon is the pack for you: sturdy and reliable, made from tough Cordura® fabric, it has everything you need (bottle pockets, pole and bed-roll attachments) and nothing you don't. The easily adjustable RS2 harness has a small to XL range built in to the harness design. The padded and stiffened hip-belt and shaped alloy frame-stays transfer the load where it needs to be, while the padded EVA shoulder straps, adjustable sternum straps and padded back panel makes the trek over the Tongariro Crossing more comfortable.
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