What are the differences between Fiber and Fabric?


Fibres are strands of materials that are spun together to make yarn. Fibres naturally occur in both plants and animals. More than half of the fibres produced are natural fibres. Natural fibres include hair, cotton, silk, fur, and wool. On the other hand, Synthetic fibres are made entirely from chemicals, and the most commonly used synthetic fibres are nylon, polyester, and rayon.



Fabric is the end result of a process of weaving fiber like cotton, nylon, wool, silk, or other threads together. Fabrics are used for making things such as clothes, sheets, and curtains.


Difference between Fiber & Fabric

Fibre is the material or the ingredient that is used to make fabric. Thus cotton fibre is used to make cotton fabric.

The process of converting fibre into a piece of fabric can be weaving or knitting.


For example, wool fibre can be converted into woollen fabrics by the process of weaving, to manufacture woollen coats and trousers, and it is also used to manufacture sweaters and pullovers through the process of knitting.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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