Why synthetic fibre is used for making swimwear?


Fibres are thread-like structures that are long, thin and flexible. These may be spun into yarns and then made into fabrics.

There can be different types of fibres. On the basis of their origin, fibres are classified as natural fibres and synthetic fibres. Synthetic fibres- Synthetic fibres are man-made fibres designed to make fabrics. Eg. nylon and rayon.


Nylon
is a superb fabric choice for swimwear as it is a "tough" material that can withstand the heavy use of constant body movements. 

It is resistant to shrinkage, which of course is a must for apparel we use in water.

The characteristics of synthetic fibres are given below:

  • Synthetic fibres absorb very less water and they dry up quickly.
  • They are durable and are less expensive.
  • They are readily available and are easy to maintain.
  • Most fabrics made of synthetic fibres do not wrinkle easily.
  • Most synthetic fibres can handle heavy loads without breaking.

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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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