Staple fibers: Lower quality, short fibers.
Filament fibers: Long, continuous fibers of higher quality.
•Cellulosic fibers: Fibers from plants. Protein fibers: Fibers derived from animals or insects
cotton- The soft, white, downy fiber (boll) attached to the seed of a cotton plant.
characteristic- Strong and durable
Cool to wear
Shrinks in hot water
wool-The fiber that forms the coat (fleece) of sheep.
characteristics- Natural insulator; warmest of all natural fibers
flax- The fiber that comes from the stem of a flax plant.
characteristic- –Durable and strong –Lustrous and smooth –Comfortable and cool to wear
silk- The fine, lustrous fiber that comes from a cocoon spun by a silkworm.
characteristic-–Luxurious appearance and feel