ACRYLIC FIBER -
a synthetic fiber made from acrylonitirile which comes from coal, air water
petroleum and limestone. It has a soft, wooly hand; wash-and wear
performance; excellent resistance to sunlight and good stability to repeated
ALPACA FIBER - A type of
Llama which has a very long hair which is considered a wool. It resembles
mohair. Alpaca fiber is soft, silky and fairly lightweight.
ANDALUSIAN WOOL - A medium
fine grade of merino wool from spain.
ASTRAKHAN - Wool obtained
from karakul lambs.
BOTANY WOOLS - All Australian
wools of high quality.
BOURETTE SILK - A coarse
silk yarn spun from the waste produced in the manufacturing of schappe
silk and silk elongation.
CAMEL HAIR - A hair yielded
by the Bactrian camel of Asia.
CASHMERE - A fine, soft,
downy wool undergroth produced by the cashmere goat.
CHENILLE - Apile yarn made
by weaving pile yarn and cutting into strips.
CHUBUT WOOL - A fine quality
merino wool produced in southern Argentina.
FLAX - The fiber from which
linen yarn is produced.
FLEECE - Wool sheared from
sheep or other animals that produce wool fiber.
GREASE WOOL - Wool from the
live sheep with yolk and swint intact.
ICE WOOL - A thick, soft-spun,
two-ply worsted wool yarn used for handknitting.
JUTE - A bast fiber from
the round pod jute or long pod jute primarily grown in Pakistan.
LAMBSWOOL - Wool from a lamb.
LINEN - A man made fiber
made from flax.
MERINO WOOL - Wool from the
merino sheep which produces a short fiber of high quality.
MOHAIR - The Long, white,
lustrous hair of the angora goat.
MULBERRY SILK - Silk produced
by worms which feed on leaves of mulberry trees.
NYLON - A synthetic fiber
that is very stong, resistant to wringles and abrasion.
PIMA COTTON - A variety of
American-Egyptian cotton, grown mainly in the southwest United States.
POLYESTER FIBER - The most
widely used and versatile of the man-made/synthetic fibers.
POLYPROPELENE FIBER - A paraffin-based
syntetic fiber. Also known as olefin.
PULLED WOOL - Wool taken
from dead animals by means of chemicals.
RABBIT HAIR - A soft hair
from a rabbit.
RAMIE - A strong, lustrous,
natural fiber from the ramie plant grown in Asia.
RAYON - Made from cellulose
and is weak when wet. Weakened by exposure to sunlight.
SAXONY - A fine, elastic
wool with a short, strong staple obtained from German merino sheep.
- Wool washed clean by mechanized and chemical methods.
SHETLAND WOOL - A fiber produced
by the Shetland sheep.
SILK - The product of the
SUPERWASH WOOL - A wool that
has been treated in such a way that it is machine washable.
TOUSSAH - Silk fiber from
wilk, uncultivated silkworms.
VIRGIN WOOL - Virgin wool
is classified by the Federal Trade Commision standards indicating fibers
which have never been made into fabric before. The term is primarily
used to differentiate between those fibers that have been reprocessed,
reclaimed and reused.
VISCOSE RAYON - Rayon produced
via the viscose method.
WASTE SILK - Short silk filaments
that cannot be reeled from the cocoon.
WILD SILK - The term wild
silk is a commercial term since the worms, which were beeding originally
in a wild environment.
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