Saturday, October 24, 2015
In 1939, nylon stockings went on sale in the U.S. for the first time to employees at DuPont's Wilmington, Delaware nylon factory. Nationwide sales began on 15 May 1940.
The modern materials revolution began in 1938 with DuPont's commercialization of their nylon product, which was the first man-made fibre to be made exclusively from mineral sources. “Nylons,” as they were soon called, eventually replaced silk stockings. link