Hemp is a bast fiber that was probably used first in Asia. The fiber is dark tan or brown and is difficult to bleach, but it can be dyed bright and dark colors. The hemp fibers vary widely in length, depending upon their ultimate use. Industrial fibers may be several inches long, while fibers used for domestic textiles are about 1.9 to 2.5 cm. Read more..
Spandex (Elastane) is a synthetic fiber. The fibers exceptional elastic, strong and still durable, the fiber is a polyurethane-polyurea co polymer vented by DuPont chemists in 1959. When introduced into the market it revolutionized many areas within the clothing industry; sportswear, bicycling, jeans and many other types of clothing. Read more..
Viscose and Acetate, derived from cellulose were almost all the man-made fibres in existence before World War II. During the 1930s, after intensive fibre research, several new synthetic fibres were produced experimentally which led to the production of nylon.. Read more..