What is "Synthetics" - Definition & Explanation

Man-made, sciennfically produced fibers used in many fabncs. Some types of synthetics are: rayon, nylon, polyester, and fiberglass.
Fabrics that are not from natural origins. Synthetics include manmade polyesters and polyvinyl fiber derivatives such as Acrylic, Nylon and Spandex that have been synthesized from petroleum and carbon derivatives.

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