4.01 MERCHANDISE INFORMATION

Natural Fibers

Cotton

The soft, white, downy fiber (boll) attached to the seed of a cotton plant.

- Most widely used of all natural fibers

  • Characteristics:
  • Strong and durable

    Absorbent

    Cool to wear

    Shrinks in hot water

    Wrinkles easily

  • Common uses:
  • Underwear

    Socks

    Shirts, blouses

    Jeans

    Towels, sheets

    Wool

    Wool is the textile fibers obtained from sheep and certain other animals, including cashmere from goats, mohair from goats, giviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids

    Common uses:

  • Sweaters
  • Tailored suits
  • Coats
  • Blankets
  • Upholstery
  • Rugs, carpets
  • Flax

    The fiber that comes from the stem of a flax plant.

  • Common uses:
  • –Pants

    –Blazers

    –Table linens

    –Upholstery

  • Grown and harvested primarily in Eastern Europe
  • Silk

    The fine, lustrous fiber that comes from a cocoon spun by a silkworm.

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