Selected study unit - Textiles Study Unit

In its strictest definition, a textile is a material that is made from interlaced fibres. The fibres can be natural in origin, such as cotton, wool, silk or hemp, or they can be synthetic, such as nylon or polyester; whatever the origin, the materials made in this fashion are then used to make a wide variety of goods in everyday use around the world. The Textiles Study Unit examines the appearance of the materials and its origins on stamps. Although this study unit does not publish a periodical journal, the group's website, http://www.caratexstamps.com/, fills many of the functions of such a publication, including articles, new issues lists and a gallery of stamps related to the textile industry.

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