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Posts tagged natural fibers

August 14, 2012

 

macro image of nylon fabric

From Chemistry Lab To Clothing

When did nylon make its big debut? Before its creation, scientists dreamed of a synthetic material that could take the place of silk.

August 19, 2010

 

Girl in a dryer

How Clothing Shrinks In The Laundry

How and why does clothing shrink in the laundry?

December 1, 2005

 

Incredible Shrinking Pants

If your hair drier shrunk your head to the size of a grapefruit, you’d be astounded. If your wool pants shrank in the drier, you’d be angry but not amazed. How can clothing disobey the laws of common sense, and shrink in the laundry? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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