It's Synthetic, Naturally!
Barbara Bush: Science, Medicine, Inventions and tech
Skill: High School/College
Time Required: One to two class periods
The use of synthetic materials for clothing began during the 1930s. It afforded designers, manufacturers, and consumers options for design, comfort, and versatility as a result of chemistry. In fact, one of the slogans for the chemical industry is “Better living through chemistry!”
Using Google, Web resources for each of these textiles are numerous and excellent. Credits:
This lesson was developed by Bette Brooks, Kent State University.