Synthetic fabric

cloth woven, knitted, or felted of synthetic fiber

Synthetic fabrics are fabrics manufactured in factories using chemical synthesis. They are also known as artificial or man-made fabrics. These include nylon, polyester, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and rayon. Synthetic fibers are made by the joining of monomers into polymers, by the process of polymerization.[1]

Closeup of rayon, a synthetic fabric


  1. "Polymer fundamentals: fiber applications". American Fiber Manufacturers Association. Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.