What is Natural fibre and Man-made fibre?

1. Natural Fibres- Natural fibres are the fibres that are directly derived from living organisms such as, plants, animals, or mineral sources. Some of the examples are cotton, silk, wool, etc.

Natural fibres are 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

2. Synthetic or Man-made Fibres- Synthetic fibres are those fibres which are made by humans through chemical synthesis. Synthetic fibres are created by a process known as polymerization.

Examples- Rayon, Polyester, Nylon, etc.


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Updated on: 27-Mar-2023


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