Natural Fibers

Flax: the fiber that ct comes from the stem of a flax plant

Charactereristics
-durable and strong
-lustrous and smooth
-comfortable and cool to wear
-wrinkles easily
-creases difficult to remove
-can be expenisive



Silk: the fine lustrous fiber that comes from a cocoon spun by a silkworm

Characteristics:
-luxurious appearance and feel
-strangest of all natural fibers
-drapes nicely
-expensive
-easily spots if fabric becomes wet
-weakens with exposure to sun and perspiration

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