Curated Collection

Editorial: Invention of Nylon


On February 28, 1935, nylon as we know it was invented. The DuPont team completed 11 years of development when they successfully synthesized a fiber whose flexibility and strength no one had seen before! Discover editorial footage documenting innovation in action, the early advertising that made nylon a household name, and how the fiber has shaped carpeting, clothing, and guitar strings in this curated collection.