Natural Fibers.

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Flax.

The fiber that comes from the stem of flax plant.

The common use of flax is in pants, blazers, table linens, and upholstery.

Flax is grown and harvested primarily in Eastern Europe. The linen is made by weaving or knitting flax fiber into fabric.

A few characteristics of flax is durable and strong, wrinkles easily, and be expensive. The proper way to care for flax is hand wash or dry clean and iron while it's damp.

Cotton.

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

Cotton is the most widely used of all natural fibers. Cotton is grown in the southern U.S and other warm climates.

The characteristics of cotton is it's a strong and durable, shrinks in hot water, and wrinkles easily. The proper way to care for cotton is to machine wash, tumble dry at moderate temperature and press with warm to hot iron. Cotton is mostly used in underwear, socks, shirts, blouses, jeans, towels, and sheets.

Silk

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

Silk fiber.

The way silk is formed is by silkworms. The silkworms forces two fine streams of a thick liquid out of it's tiny opening in its head. The streams harden into filaments.

Silk is produced mainly in Asia.

Characteristics of silk is has a luxurious feel. It's the strongest natural fiber, it easily spots when wet. Silk is also an expensive fabric.

The proper care for silk is to dry clean or hand wash. Press the garment on the wrong with warm temperature iron. Silk is mainly used in wedding gowns, lingerie, and men's ties.

Wool.

The fiber that forms the coat of sheep.

The wool main sources are Australia, South America, New Zealand, and United Kingdom.

Wool is the warmest out of all natural fibers. Wool absorbs moisture more slowly than cotton. It get affected by moths. Proper care for untreated wool is dry clean or hand wash in cool water and a mild detergent. DO NOT place in dryer.

Wool is used for sweaters, tailored suits, coats, blankets, upholstery, rugs, and carpets.

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