Fibers

Natural Fibers

  • Cotton

  • Flax

  • Silk

  • Wool

  • Mohair

  • Camel

Artificial Fibers

  • Mother-in-Law's Silk” (1882, Swan)

  • Cuprammonium Rayon (1885, Weston)

  • Viscose Rayon (1892, Cross and Bevan)

Early Synthetic Fibers

  • Polyesters (1929, Carothers, DuPont)

  • Nylon (1935, Carothers, Hill, DuPont)

  • Dacron (1950, DuPont)