Natural protein fibres

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  • Created on: 22-05-16 15:41
What are examples of natural protein fibres?
Silk, wool, cashmere, angora, mohair, camel, vilene
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What are positives of using wool?
It is warm and insulating. Soft, hardwearing and abrasion resistant. Luxurious, resistant to soiling. Flame retardant and water repellent.
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What are drawbacks of using wool?
Attacked by moths, irritant, highly absorbent, expensive, shrinks, no tumble drying or washing.
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Describe the Wool Mark
Shows product is made from pure new wool. A quality assurance mark.
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What are the advantages of using silk?
Luxurious, fine and smooth. Soft, lightweight, good drape. Creases drop out, good elasticity.
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What are drawbacks of using silk?
Expensive, absorbent, difficult to care for, damaged by perspiration and bleach, not very abrasion resistant.
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List the positives of using angora
Soft, warm, luxurious.
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List the negatives of using angora
Irritant, expensive, difficult to care for, matts and pills. Handwash only, felts and shrinks.
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What are positives of using wool?

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It is warm and insulating. Soft, hardwearing and abrasion resistant. Luxurious, resistant to soiling. Flame retardant and water repellent.

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What are drawbacks of using wool?

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Describe the Wool Mark

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What are the advantages of using silk?

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