What is nylon?
Nylon is a synthetic fiber that was developed in 1939 by DuPont Company in the United States. The fabric is used widely in women’s apparel and industrial textiles. Nylon initially emerged during world war II as an alternative parachute fabric. Also, since during the war largely cotton was used for apparel production in the United States this resulted in lack of cotton after the end of the war and people started using parachute fabric for garment construction.
This helped to introduce nylon as a clothing material which was then largely used for making stockings, lingerie and hosiery manufacture.