Textiles have been part of the human experience for thousands of years. Made of woven or knitted yarns, they feature an impressive diversity of techniques and materials.
The fibers that constitute a yarn come from a variety of sources: natural, artificial or synthetic. Over time, these raw materials have grown more sophisticated and more numerous, adapting to changing uses and increased production demand. Today, the increasing scarcity of natural resources and the impact of textile manufacturing on health and ecosystems are driving new fiber developments.
Première Vision has compiled a glossary of textile materials, to help identify the characteristics of each fiber, from the oldest to the most innovative.