Scientific advancements made in various fields have undoubtedly increasedthe quality and value of human life. It should however be recognized thatthe technological developments have also exposed us to greater risks anddanger of being affected by unknown physical, chemical and biologicalattacks. Fortunately, simple and effective means of protection from most of these hazards are available. Textiles are an integral part of most protectiveequipment. Protective clothing refers to garments and other fabric-relateditems designed to protect the wearer from harsh environmental effects thatmay result in injuries or death.