Is a two-way stretch textile made from latex was introduced. Lastex is a yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads. Lastex was registered as a trademark in 1931. Lastex was known as the ‘miracle fiber’ when it first came out. Lastex fabrics can be made to stretch one way or two, or all ways, depending on whether the elastic thread is used only in the warp, or in both warp and weft, or in a net. There are many different Lastex fabrics –for example, batiste lastex, satin lastex, lace lastex, and a leno lastex which, though extremely strong, is very light in weight, and so is much in use for garments designed for tropical wear.

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