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Nylon stockings turn 75 years old

An item of clothing which changed the fashion world forever, started commercial production 75 years ago. 

DuPont's nylon stockings, made from the new "miracle" fibre, were in huge demand when they went on sale in the US the following year.

Developed by Dr Wallace Carothers and his team, the stockings were durable, cheap to buy and looked sheer compared to their silk counterparts.


The start of a whole new industry - thank heavens for Dr. Carothers and his team ;-)))

Stockings, also knows as nylons have changed the way me look at women over the past decades - The original seamed stocking, or fully-fashioned were knit on flat bed machines, developed by a German immegrant engineer in the USA last century - it is amazing that there are only two or three of these machines still producing fully-fashioned nylons globally today.   
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