What Are Performance Fabrics?

What Are Performance Fabrics? John is looking for a lightweight jacket, one to keep him dry and cool on a rainy summer day.  He finds a Windbreaker online "with performance fabrics." "Huh?" he thinks, "What's that?" Mary needs another jogging outfit.  She wants to stay cool and dry, not soggy and itchy as in the old running clothes. Aha! Here on Amazon is a top-and-shorts combo made of "high level performance fabric." "Okay," she mutters, "They're throwing all these new-fangled terms at...

Pillow Top or Euro Top: What’s the Difference?

Pillow Top or Euro Top: What's the Difference? Jack and Jill are shopping for a new mattress. They visit a couple of mattress stores, several furniture stores, and a department store. Just so they don't miss anything, they check the Internet. Jill read that some brands and models are sold only online. "Hey!" Jack says, "We didn't see that when shopping for our first mattress." "See what?" "Pillowtop mattresses." "That must be something new," Jill remarks. "We've had the Serta for over...

Lyocell (Tencel)

Lyocell (Tencel®) Lyocell, better known by the brand name Tencel®, is a cellulosic fiber. This means that it is regenerated cellulose. Natural cellulose is dissolved from wood pulp and extruded into filaments which are spun into threads and yarns for textile production. Tencel® is the brand name used for lyocell produced by Lenzig AG, an Austrian company. Lenzig bought American Enka, the company that first produced lyocell, and it is now the only large scale producer. Lyocell is...

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