Explain natural fibres.


Fibres are thread-like structures that are long, thin and flexible. These may be spun into yarns and then made into fabrics. There can be different types of fibres. On the basis of their origin, fibres are classified as natural fibres and synthetic fibres.


Natural fibres- Natural fibres are the fibres that are obtained from plants, animals or mineral sources. Some of the examples are cotton, silk, wool etc.


Natural fibres can again be divided into two types -

a. Plant fibres- plant fibres are fibres that are derived from plants. Eg. Cotton and Jute.

b. Animal fibres- Animal fibres are fibres derived from animals. Eg. Silk and Wool.

Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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