The Invention of Nylon Stockings
When Nylon arrived on the scene in the late 1930’s, it triggered what can only be described as a form of mass hysteria amongst women in the USA. During the Second World War – nylon was strictly rationed. Women even handed them in at war depots so that they could be used in – believe it or not – missile propulsion ! When the war ended – in just one year there were over 65 million sales of nylons in the US alone.