So on to the man made fabric choice.
Nylon became popular during the 1940’s when it was used for parachutes, combat uniforms, tires and other military uses during the war. It’s most common use was for women’s stockings, but that was only after the war was finished as the war effort was seen as more important than fashion. As time has moved on Nylon is used in many different things from raincoats to bridal veil netting.
Nylon is pretty strong compared to other commonly used fibres. It’s resilient, non absorbent and dries quickly. Because the fibres are smooth it’s shiny and dirt resistant.
However because Nylon is man made it’s mostly plastic so it melts at high temperatures.