Nylon is a group of synthetic polymers which are derived from petroleum. Initially, it was manufactured as an alternative to silk. Nylon fabric is highly elastic and is stain resistant. Nylon material is durable and it is extensively used in garments and upholstery items. Nylon is breathable fabric, light in weight and dries quickly. Nylon cloth absorbs a small amount of water, which makes this material stretchable. Nylon material can be easily taken care of and it is also wrinkle resistant and shrink resistant. Nylon is a synthetic material widely used for textiles. They dry quickly when laundered and usually require little or no ironing.