Cotton, Wool, Flax and Silk
Natural Fibers: Fibers from plants or animals
Cotton: soft, white,downy fiber (boll) attached to the seed of a cotton plant.
Some of the characteristics for cotton are: strong and durable, adsorbent, cool to wear, shrinks in hot wear.
Some of the proper care for cotton:
Machine wash, Tumble dry at moderate temperatures and press with warm to hot iron.
Some of the common uses:
Underwear, socks, Jeans, and Shirts
Wool: the fiber that forms the coat (fleece) of sheep.
Some of the characteristics for wool:
natural insulator, warmest of all natural fibers, soft and resilient, naturally flame retardant.
Some of the proper care for untreated wool:
Dry clean or hand wash in cool water and a mild detergent, do not place in dryer.
Some of the common uses for wool:
Sweaters, Tailored suits, Coats and Blankets.
Some of the characteristics for flax:
Durable and strong, Lustrous and Smooth, comfortable and cool to wear and wrinkles easily.
Some of the proper care for flax:
Hand wash or dry clean, and iron while damp.
Some of the common uses for silk:
Wedding gowns, Lingerie,and Men's ties