Polyamide basically consists of carbon atoms and is obtained from crude oil. It does not exist as a plastic fibre, but is produced by means of complicated chemical processes. Originally polyamide became known under the name "Nylon", meanwhile there are further subcategories of polyamides, e.g. Perlon and Dederon.
Similar to polyester, polyamide hardly absorbs moisture, is breathable and is therefore preferred for sportswear. It is also more elastic and dimensionally stable than polyester.
Care: Clothing made of polyamide is comparatively easy to care for. It can be washed in the washing machine between 30 and 60°C - follow the washing instructions! - and should be hung dripping wet. Polyamide dries quickly and does not usually have to be ironed.