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Textiles that Changed Fashion Forever
These textiles revolutionized American fashion forever.
DuPont's new underdog textile, Nylon, was used in World War II. After Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7th, 1941, and the United States entered World War II, the textile was initially used for toothbrush bristles and women's stockings. The U.S realized the strength and power of Nylon, quickly removed it from the public, and rationed it for the war. Nylon was permitted only in the manufacturing of ropes, parachutes, shoe laces, aircraft fuel tanks, hammocks, all aiding the U.S National Defense.