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spacer Clothing: Large Square Scarf with Butterflies spacer  


Large square scarf with butterflies
Black border, yellow, pink, green orange
Made in China
100% polyester

I purchased this scarf in H&M on 42nd Street and 5th Avenue after a trip to the Midtown NYPL and before a date with Greg Lindquist late spring, 2012. I didn't end up wearing it. After nearly 15 years of research first polyester fiber was developed in England known as Terylene in 1941. In 1946 American du Pont de Nemours and Co. purchased right to manufacture polyester in the United States nearly reversing fiber rations in the U.S. in the 1950’s. It’s development and usage in World War II brought the use of synthetic fibers during wartime up 10%.

Derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum. Principle ingredient in manufacturing is ethylene (from petroleum). Fibers are formed from a chemical reaction between acid and alcohol. The structure of the molecule created repeats throughout the fiber length. Basic forms of manufacturing are filament, staple, tow, and fiberfill. Does not absorb moisture but does absorb oil; perfect for application of water, soil, fire resistant finishes. Does not stretch out of shape once pre-shrunk, does not get damaged by mildew.








  mary mattingly