Yarn & fiber

September 1996
WWD: Women's Wear Daily;9/3/1996 Supplement, Vol. 172 Issue 44, p10
Trade Publication
Describes the fibers used for making socks. Acrylic; Cotton; Nylon; Polyester; Rayon; Silk; Spandex; Wool; Glossary. INSET: Yarn or fiber?..


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