What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Nylon?

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Before the 20th century, the fabric used to make clothing came from natural sources. People wore clothes made from wool, from cotton or from silk, all of which came from either animals or plants.

In the 1930s, scientists at DuPont developed nylon fabric, then known as fiber 66. By 1940, fiber 66, aka nylon, became available to the public. The first use of the fabric was to create women's stockings. Today, nylon is used throughout the fashion industry as well as in other products. The material has plenty of advantages as well as a few disadvantages.