The fabric was invented in 1918, and named after J. P. Bemberg, the German developer.
Bemberg (plural Bembergs)
- The trade name for a type of rayon yarn. Fabrics made from this yarn are frequently used for presentation flags, and for lining high quality suits and coats. Bemberg silk is a less costly, and versatile, substitute for natural silk.
- Advanced Fiber Spinning Technology, by T. Nakajima, K. Kajiwara, J E McIntyre. Woodhead Publishing: (1994). p. 78.