MODERN LIVING: Crush on Cotton

Teen-agers are still going steady with cotton, despite increasing competition from nylon, rayon and other man-made fibers. So the Department of Agriculture reported last week after a survey of 1,751 girls aged 14 to 17. Of all teen-agers in the survey owning bobby-sox (3% do not), 70% prefer cotton socks, v. only 10% for nylon and 5% for wool. In summer clothes cotton's lead is still bigger: 94% prefer cotton skirts, v. 2% for linen and i% or less for every other fabric covered. Wool leads in winter skirts (68% v. cotton's 17%) and nylon leads in dress-length slips...

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