First developed in the 1940’s, acrylic is made from synthetic polymer fibres. It is created by producing a filament which is cut into short lengths and then spun into yarn. Known for being lightweight, soft, durable and warm, it is often used in place of wool due it possessing a similar texture and qualities, while being more resilient and easily washed. When spun using short staple equipment it can be produced in a way that mimics the properties of cotton. Incredibly light, and less expensive to manufacture than cotton, it is also a preferable fabric for many manufacturers around the world. Due to its synthetic nature, it is generally colour-fast and hypoallergenic.
At we stock a large range of acrylic items and our customers report their clothes last longer than other brands due to their robust nature and ability to hold colour well.

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