Natural Fibers

Natural Fibers are fibers from plants and animal sources

Their are 4 basic natural fibers: Cotton, Wool, Flax, and Silk


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

Mostly used of all natural fibers. Grown in Southern U.S and other warm climates.

Characteristics: Strong and durable, Absorbent, Cool to wear, Shrinks in hot water, and Wrinkles easily


Wool is The fiber that forms the coat (fleece) of a sheep.

Warmest of all natural fibers, Soft and resilient, Affected by moths. Commonly used for Coats, Blankets, Sweaters, Tailored suits, Rugs, Carpet, and Upholstery. Proper care is Press with cool iron, Do not place in dryer, and Dry clean or hand wash in cool water and a mild detergent.


Flax is the fiber that comes from the stem of a flax plant.

Commonly used in pants, blazers, table linens, and upholstery. Grown and harvested primarily in Eastern Europe. You can hand wash it or dry clean it. Only iron it while it is  damp. Some characteristics is it wrinkles easily, durable and strong, can be expensive.


Silk is the fine, lustrous fiber that comes from a cocoon spun by a silkworm.

Primarily produced in Asia (Thailand, China, India) and Madagascar. Characteristics is its the strongest of all natural fibers, drapes nicely, easily spot if fabrics become wet, weakness with exposure to sun and perspiration, luxurious appearance and feel. and its expensive.

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