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What is "Fiber Content" - Definition & Explanation

The make up of the yarn content of any given fabric ( 60% cotton and 40% rayon). By regulation of the Federal Trade Commission, this information must be provided in all price lists.

Fiber Type:

a. Natural Fibers: Cotton Wool Silk Linen Hemp

b. Man-Made Flber - Generic Clawificatlon: Acetate Acrylic ' Glass Modacrylic Nylon Olefin Polyester ' Rayon ' Saran ' Spandex 'Vinyl

The composition of the yarn used in the garment. Most are 100% nylon or nylon-lycra blends for more memory and durability in the yarn.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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