La Golondrina #9
La Golondrina is an extremely versatile fiber made of polypropylene. It is the lightest of all fibers (for example, it is 34% lighter than polyester and 20% lighter than nylon), even lighter than water. It’s sky rocketing in popularity for the following reasons:
- gives good bulk and cover
- resistant to abrasion, deterioriation from chemicals, mildew, perspiration, rot, stain, soil and weather conditions
- resistant to bacteria and micro-organisms
- quick drying
- anti-static behavior
- thermally bondable
- dry hand
- comfortable and lightweight
This fiber is excellent for any project that will be in contact with water. In fact it’s commonly used to make fishing nets. It’s also used in many garments and bags for it’s ability to moisture wick. Polypropylene fibers have the lowest thermal conductivity of any natural or synthetic fiber. It’s fibers retain more heat for a longer period of time, have excellent insulative properties in apparel, and, combined with its hydrophobic nature, keep wearer dry and warm.
#9 La Golondrina is 7 oz (200 gr) and 339 yards per roll. Comparable in size to #9 La Espiga nylon (1.7mm). It comes in a 4 packs of 1 color. La Golondrina is also available in size #15 (2mm), 17.6 oz (500 gr) rolls, 580 yards.
Manufacturer Suggested Retail 4/$16.80