Mohair or Angora | Spandex Fiber | Characteristics of Mohair | Major End Uses of Angora | Characteristics of Spandex Fiber | Major End Uses of Spandex Fiber

Mohair also known as angora.
  1. The hair of the Angora goat: The long, fine fibers are so smooth and soft that they must be combined with other fibers in weaving.
  2. The hair of the Angora rabbit: The fine, lightweight hair is warm, and it is often blended with wool to decrease price and to obtain novelty effects in weaving. By law, the fiber must be described as Angora rabbit hair.
Sweater of Mohair
Sweater of Mohair
Characteristics of Mohair:
  • Long, lustrous, strong fiber
  • Luxurious
  • Soft hand
  • Most resilient natural textile fiber
  • Lightweight, warms, good insulator
  • Dyes well, brilliant colors
  • Non-crush, -mat and -pill qualities
  • Resists fading
Major End Uses of Mohair:
Apparel - coats, suits, dresses, sweaters, accessories, loungewear, socks. Home Fashion - blankets, throws, upholstery, draperies, carpets, rugs.

Spandex is a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is a long chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% of a segmented polyurethane (FTC definition).

Characteristics of Spandex Fiber:
  • Light weight
  • Can be stretched over 500% without breaking
  • Able to be stretched repetitively and still recover original length
  • Abrasion resistant Stronger, more durable than rubber
  • Soft, smooth and supple
  • Resistant to body oils, perspiration, lotions or detergents
  • No static or pilling problems
Major End Uses of Spandex Fiber:
Apparel - articles where stretch is desired: athletic apparel, bathing suits, foundation garments, ski pants, slacks, hosiery, socks, belts.
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