The natural fibers are vegetable, animal, or mineral in origin. Some of the natural fibers like vegetable fibers are obtained from the various parts of the plants. They are provided by nature in ready-made form. It include the protein fibers such as wool and silk, the cellulose fibers such as cotton and linen.
Cape Wools SA (South Africa) Non-profit company, established and owned by farmers and industry, and involved in wool textile research and development, technology transfer, promotion, and collection and processing of market information and statistics.
Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (United States): International institute for research, education and promotion of cashmere and camel hair products. Garment care and labeling guides. Links to organizations and test facilities.
The Cotton Corporation of India, Ltd (India): Governmental marketing organization for the local cotton industry. Research and development activities. Price support, commercial and export services to growers, processors and textile manufacturers.
Cotton Foundation (United States): Research and education arm of the North American cotton growers associations and allied industries. Library of technical studies and research articles.
DWI. German Wool Research Institute (Germany) Department of the University of Technology in Aachen, Germany. Fundamental and applied research on wool and its uses in the textile industry. Cooperative industrial projects. Seminars and conferences. English and German.
IJIRA. Indian Jute Industries Research Association (India): Autonomous cooperative research and development laboratory, funded by the Indian government and jute industry. Technology transfer and consultancy. Testing and certification services. Some feature articles on the utilization of jute fiber.
INF. Institute of Natural Fibres (Poland) Interdisciplinary research center, dedicated to applied research in the development and processing of natural fibers for textile applications. Also, spinning technologies and machine design. English and Polish
The Organic Cotton Site (United States): The Sustainable Cotton Project, which was founded to search for, develop and promote ways to grow clean, chemical and pesticide free cotton. Since 1996, the Sustainable Cotton Project has been dedicated to the production and promotion of sustainably grown domestic cotton fiber. In the field we work with innovative growers to produce a high-quality fiber without using the most toxic pesticides and herbicides. And, in the industry we connect growers, manufacturers and consumers to develop a Cleaner Cotton™ supply chain.
Woolwise Australian Wool Education Trust: Until 1996 the Department of Wool & Animal Science at the University of New South Wales was the only Australian Tertiary institution providing comprehensive specialist training in wool and textile science and technology. Other institutions offered some training through the provision of wool science related topics as elective subjects. As such, the Department was a major source of graduates employed in wool marketing and technology industries and in related research. Graduates have been and are still employed in the wool broking and exporting industries, wool processing, CSIRO, State Departments of Agriculture, The Woolmark Company, Australian Wool Innovation and AWTA Ltd. The decision of the University of New South Wales at the end of 1996 to close the Department created a void in the tertiary training of undergraduates and graduates and also reduced the facilities for post graduate training and research – a situation which further exacerbated opportunities lost with the closure of the CSIRO Division of Wool Technology laboratory at Ryde, NSW, in mid 1996.
WRONZ. Wool Research Organization of New Zealand (New Zealand) Non-profit research and development organization, concerned with the science and technology of New Zealand wool processing and products.
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