Philomena's Materials

Linen is the oldest textile fiber and, until a few decades ago, still considered the material of textiles until it was almost completely compressed by cotton in the 19th century. The natural fiber is obtained from the stems of the...
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Wool in general is a natural fiber that has been clipped from sheep for over 5,000 years. „Virgin“ wool can characterize wool taken from a lamb's first shearing or adult sheep’s wool that has never been used, processed, or woven...
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Cotton is a multitalented material. It can be used for woven and knitted textiles, heavy materials, like denim or canvas, or ultra soft fabrics, like satin and voile. It is one oft he oldest and most common natural fiber in...
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Lyocell, better known as tencel® is a man made fiber with a natural origin. After the soaking of small so called „wood chips“ of Eucalyptus in water the pure cellulose can removed from the rest. It can be intermixed with...
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One time ago silk was one oft he most luxury fabrics in the world, a precious material only affordable for privileged and wealthy people. Now silk can be found almost everywhere, because of the silkworm breeding. Conventionally there are tow...
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