Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon


Apr 6, 2013 to Mar 31, 2014
09:30 AM until 04:30 PM


Seventy-five years ago on Oct. 27, 1938, a brand new material named nylon was announced to the public. Created in DuPont’s labs, nylon replaced silk in the ladies hosiery industry. Nylon was so popular that its early sales created near riots because demand was so high. Hagley’s exhibition will discuss the early development of nylon and its impact on the fashion industry. Exhibition included with admission. The exhibition will be open through March 31, 2014.




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201 Hagley Creek Road
Greenville, DE

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