Plastic Fabrics are Fashion Forward

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From nylon, polyester and spandex to faux fur, rayon and even recycled plastics, the fashion world has embraced plastic materials and taken design to heights not imagined at the turn of the century when plastic fibers in clothing first entered the mainstream. Plastic-based fabrics are revered for their versatility and durability, helping fuel designers’ imaginations and consistently allowing artists to create pieces that are cutting-edge, chic and affordable.

Plastic Fibers

  • Acrylic
  • Acetate
  • Lycra/Spandex
  • Nylon
  • Olefin
  • Polyester
  • Rayon
  • Vinyl

Plastic Fabrics

Following are just some of the fabrics that are made possible by fibers derived from plastics. Oftentimes, plastic fibers are combined with other materials to create fabrics that are truly innovative, versatile, functional and beautiful.

  • Batiste
  • Blackout
  • Brocade
  • Buttoned Taffeta
  • Chenille
  • Chiffon
  • Crinkled Organza
  • Crinkled Taffeta
  • Dupioni
  • Faille
  • Faux Fur
  • Fleece
  • Gathered Taffeta
  • Georgette
  • Jacquard
  • Jersey
  • Linen
  • Lucite
  • Mesh
  • Metallic
  • Microfiber
  • Moire
  • Neoprene
  • Organza
  • Osnaburg
  • Pinched Taffeta
  • Plastic based suede
  • Ruffled Taffeta
  • Sateen
  • Satin
  • Satin Poly
  • Sequins
  • Shantung
  • Stretch Charmeuse
  • Stretch Fabric Blends
  • Synthetic Suede
  • Synthetic Leather (Pleather)
  • Taffeta
  • Tricot
  • Tulle
  • Velvet
  • Voile