Textile Timeline

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First evidence of textile production

5000 BC

Silk Road textile trade route established approximately.

114 BC

Simplicity Fabric Guide

First Knitting Machine Invented by Reverend William Lee

01/01/1589

Costumer's Handbook; Covey

Nylon Discovered by Dupont Chemists

01/01/1935

Costumer's Handbook; Covey

Nylon Material Announced

04/01/1938

Costumer's Handbook; Covey

Polyester fiber developed in England under the name Terylene

01/01/1939 - 01/01/1942

Costumer's Handbook; Covey

Nylon Hosiery went on sale in the U.S.

05/15/1940

Acrylic fiber perfected by DuPont

01/01/1944

Costumer's Handbook; Covey