Textile Abbreviations:

Fabric Name Abbreviation Type of Fiber Source
Acetate (Triacetate) AC Man made
Artificial fibers
Cotton linters or wood
Acrylic PC Man made
Synthetic fibers
Acylonitrile
Alpaca WP Fine animal hair
Angora WA Fine animal hair
Bamboo
Vegetable Fiber
Beaver
Fine animal hair
Camel WK Fine animal hair
Cashgora WC

Cashmere/Kashmir WS Fine animal hair
Ceramic
Mineral Alumina, silica
Coir
Vegetable Fiber Coconut husk (cellulose)
Cotton CO Vegetable Fiber Cotton Ball (cellulose)
Cullulose Acetate AC Man Made
Artificial fibers

Cuprammomium Rayon CU Man Made
Artificial fibers

Cupro CU

Cupro CU Other fibers
Dralon Acrylic DR Man made
Synthetic fibers

Dupont (polypropline) FB Man made
Synthetic fiber

Elastene EA Other fibers
Elastomero EA Man made
Synthetic fibers

Fleece
Man made
Synthetic fibers

Glass
Mineral Silica sand, limestone, other mineral
Graphite
Mineral Carbon
Hare/Rabbit
Fine animal hair
Hemp
Vegetable Fiber Hemp or abaco stalk (cellulose)
Liama
Fine animal hair
Linen Flax LI Vegetable Fiber Flax Stalk (cellulose)
Kashmir KS

Linen LI Flax fibers
Lycra LY Man Made
Artificial fibers

Lyocell CLY Other fibers
Jute
Vegetable Fiber Jute Stalk (cellulose)
Kapok
Vegetable Fiber Kapok tree (cellulose)
Metal
Aluminum, silver, gold, steel
Metalised Polyester PLME Man made
Synthetic fibers

Modacrilic MA Man made
Synthetic fibers

Modal MD CMD Man made
Artificial fibers
Rayon

Mohair WM Fine animal hair
Mokacrillic MA Other fibers
Nutrina (Muskrat)
Fine animal hair
Nylon Man made
Synthetic fibers
Aliphatic Polyamide
Other Fibers AF

Pina
Vegetable Fiber Pineapple leaf (cellulose)
Polyam PA

Polyacryl PC Man made
Synthetic fibers

Polyamide/Nylon PA Man made
Synthetic fibers

Polyester PL PES Man made
Synthetic fibers
Dinydric alcohol and terprithalic
Polypropilene PP Man made
Synthetic fibers

Polyethylene
Man made
Synthetic fibers

Polyurethane PU Synthetic fiber
Ramie RA Vegatable fiber Rhea or China grass (cellulose)
Rayon RY Man made
Artificial fibers
Cotton linters or wood
Rubber/Latex
Rubber fibers Natural or
synthetic rubber
Satin (acetate/rayon)
Man made
Artificial fibers

Silk SE animal Solkworms (protein)
Sisal
Vegatable fiber Agave leaf (cellulose)
Spandex
Man made
Synthetic fibers
Polyurethane (At least 85%)
Tencel
Man made
Artificial fibers

Triacetate (Acetate)
no longer produced in the US
AC Man made
Artificial fibers
Cotton linters or wood
Virgin Wool WV animal
Viscose Rayon VI Man made
Artificial fibers
Cotton linters or wood
Wool WO animal Sheep (protein)
Yak
Fine animal hair