generic fiber name means: A name for any natural or manufactured textile fiber, or group of fibres, that have been approved by the Federal Trade Commission FTC to be used for regulatory and classification purposes. Natural fiber names are silk, cotton and wool. This includes all kinds of animal hair fibers. The chemical structure of manufactured fibers is used to classify them. These fiber groups include nylon, acrylic, and polyester. There may be variations of the same generic fiber produced by different manufacturers to which a trademark can be given. One example is spandex, which is a generic category of fibers. Lycra(tm), a trademarked name for a spandex fibre is Lycra(tm). (in Fashion Dictionary)