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Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic fibres.

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Synthetic fibres are man-made fibres that are produced in industries with the help of chemicals.

Advantages.
1- They do not shrink

2- They are quick drying and need very little or no ironing.

3- They last longer as compared the fabrics made from natural fibres.


Disadvantages...
1- Synthetic fibres do not absorb water or sweat.

2- Synthetic fibres melt and burn easily.

3- Synthetic fibres on catching fire shrink forming beads which stick to the skin. Therefore it is not advisable to use clothes made from synthetic fibres while working near flam/fire, such as in kitchen

4- Synthetic fibres are nonbiodegradable


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