When it comes to “Zhenliang”, I believe many young people feel very strange. What do they think the name of this weird antique means? But for many people in the 1970s and 1980s, the name “Chenliang” represents fashion and trends. As the famous writer Ma Weidu said: “Chenliang is like a mirror, reflecting the changes of the times and the progress of society. “.
So what kind of fabric is the “Zhenliang” that was once popular all over the country? Why is it almost impossible to see this kind of fabric on the market now? Has “Chen Liang” really disappeared in the torrent of the times?
“Zhenliang” that was once popular all over the country
“Zhenliang” ”, although this name sounds a bit weird, like a joke or a nickname, it is actually the name of a kind of fabric. This fabric is the polyester that many people are familiar with, which is a synthetic fiber fabric. . The earliest product name of American polyester is dacron in English. Its chemical composition is mainly polyethylene terephthalate, which is a type of polyester fiber.
Why is it called “Chenliang”?
The origin of the name “Chenliang” actually has a lot to do with my country’s national conditions at that time. At the beginning of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, there was a lot of waste waiting to be done. Our country’s economic level was still relatively weak. Domestic food, clothing and other aspects were in short supply. Many daily necessities needed to be supplied in planned rations.
Since my country launched the planned rationing supply of cotton cloth in 1954, every household that needs to purchase fabrics, ready-made clothes, bedding, etc. must rely on cloth coupons. In addition, natural disasters coincided with that period, which resulted in a large reduction in domestic cotton field production. As a result, many families were faced with insufficient fabrics and had to be particularly careful about clothing and textile supplies.
At the same time, cotton clothes at that time were not very wear-resistant, so “patches” became a unique symbol on many people’s clothes in that era. As the saying goes: “Three years for the new, three years for the old, and three more years for mending.”
So, in order to solve the people’s clothing problem, synthetic fiber fabrics such as “Zhenliang” slowly entered people’s field of vision. As early as the 1960s, more developed cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin began to introduce this kind of fabric in small batches through imports. After this fabric was made into clothing, the response was enthusiastic at the time and it became a “hot item” sought after by many people. For example, people lined up to buy the Beijing Bingshan brand shirts and Tiantan brand shirts.
It is precisely because this kind of fabric is so popular among people that in the 1970s, our country began to introduce chemical fiber equipment in large quantities , to develop related industrial chains of the chemical fiber industry. It was against this background that “Qianliang”, a synthetic fiber fabric, was introduced to Guangzhou in large quantities.
But it is worth mentioning that when this kind of fabric was first introduced to Guangzhou, its name was not “Chenliang”, but “Chenliang”. It is the Cantonese transliteration of the English dacron for polyester. However, as this kind of fabric flowed from Guangzhou to various parts of the north, due to differences in region, language and culture, many people did not understand what the word “liang” meant, so the name slowly evolved into something similar to the word “liang”. Homophone for “really cool”.
It is precisely because of the name “Chen Liang” that many people have a misunderstanding about this kind of fabric, thinking that it has a ” Could the word “cool” be the same as “ice silk fabric”? But when people actually put on the “Chen Liang” clothes, they discovered that the clothes made of this kind of fabric did not make people feel cool at all. So, slowly, the name was changed to “Chen Liang”.
Why did “Zhenliang” become so popular all over the country?
Although the name “Chenliang” sounds weird to people, like a random nickname, this synthetic fiber fabric is It is precisely because of these two aspects of “beautiful” and “good” that it is deeply loved by consumers. In the 1970s and 1980s, it led the fashion and trends of several generations and became a “hot product” that swept the country. The main reason for this is:
First of all, the strong color visual impact of “Zhenliang” has changed theIt sticks closely to the body, which is uncomfortable and easy to “show out”.
In addition, in winter, “Qianliang” is a chemical fiber, so the close-fitting effect of the clothes is not very good, and it cannot keep warm at all in the cold winter. Effect.
Secondly, with the rapid development of the domestic economy and the continuous improvement of textile and fabric techniques, the emergence of more and more diverse new fabrics has given people more choice, “Chenliang” is no longer the first choice for people to pursue fashion.
So, after the 1990s, “Chen Liang” was slowly forgotten in the torrent of history. The once well-known name “Chen Liang” ” has also been gradually replaced by the name “polyester”.
Of course, as mentioned above, although clothes made entirely of polyester fabrics are now very rare, polyester fabrics have not completely disappeared. Because at present, many textile products in our lives still use a combination of cotton and polyester, because in this way, the wear resistance of polyester can be exerted, while the warmth and ventilation of cotton can be exerted. For example, many people now wear down jackets, jackets, etc., whose surface and lining are made of polyester.
In short, in the 1970s and 1980s, the emergence of “Zhenliang” was indeed in line with the national conditions at that time and made a great contribution to domestic dressing style and fashion. A great contribution, this is an indelible fact. However, with the continuous improvement of people’s living standards and aesthetic trends, the loneliness of “Chenliang” is also a destined result. What do you think about this?