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M&S Advert 1960s

This 1960s advert for Tricel fabric clothing promotes its 'fresh, cool' properties, 'in colours that stay bright and clear, wash after wash'. As early as 1948, M&S started selling nylon, followed by Tricel, Orlon, Courtelle, Terylene and Crimplene in the 50s and 60s. These fabrics were all designed to make life easier; they might be drip-dry or easy-iron. Synthetic fabrics could also be made more cheaply than natural fabrics, so the clothing was more affordable © M&S Company Archive