Natural Fibers

Allyson Godwin

Fibers from plants or animal sources

Staple fibers- lower quality, short fibers

Filament fibers- continuous fibers of high quality

Cellulosic fibers- fibers from plants

Protein fibers- fiber derived from animals or insects

Cotton- Common uses: Underwear,socks, shirts, blouses, jeans, towels and sheets

Machine wash

Flax- Common uses: pants, blazers, table linens, upholstery

Hand wash

Wool- Common uses: sweaters, tailored suits, coats, blankets, upholstery, rugs and carpets, dry clean or hand wash

Silk- Common uses: weeding gowns, lingerie, mens ties

Hand wash, dry clean

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