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fibers (or spelled fibres depending on where you live) can be created from
many natural or man-made sources. Natural fibers can be from animal
hair or fur, insect cocoons as with silk worm cocoons, plants, etc,.
Synthetic or man-made fibers are ones such as Nylon, Polyester, Spandex,
etc. Semisynthetic methods that use naturally occurring polymers,
and synthetic methods that use polymer-based materials, and even minerals
such as metals to make foils and wires.
When purchasing clothing you will find that the textile
industry requires that fiber content be provided on content labels (care
The apparel industry is interested in issues from
fiber to fashion. The fiber is needed in order to make fabric.
The fabric is then used to make clothing. A textile or cloth is a
flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibers
(yarn or thread). Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibers of wool, flax,
cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed
by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or felting. Textiles can
be made from many materials. These materials come from four main sources:
animal (wool, silk), plant (cotton, flax, jute), mineral (asbestos, glass
fiber), and synthetic (nylon, polyester, acrylic).
We hope you have enjoyed reading
about fabrics and fibers in our textile fiber news directory.