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Natural Fibres and Where They Come From...
Natural fibres come from plants, animals and minerals. They usually have short
fibres, called staple fibres . The allowance to this rule is the natural fibre silk which
has continuous filaments up to one kilometre in length!
Sources of Natural Fibres:
Cotton from the cotton plant.
Linen from the flax plant.
Wool from sheep.
Silk from silkworms.
Cashmere from goats
Angora from Angora Rabbits
Alpaca from Alpacas
Below are some of Natural Fibres uses and
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Can shrink, should be dry cleaned
Good drape
Not durable
Creases always drop out.
Silk is used for evening wear (going out dresses or suits), nightwear and ties (it is
made to look expensive and feels nice to wear) and it holds
the following properties:
Warm to wear
Soft to handle
Good lustre and amazing drape
Creases will drop out
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Manmade Fibres and Where They Come From...
Manmade Fibres (also knows as Synthetic Fibres ) are usually
made from chemical sources and are polymerbased. They are
continuous filament fibres, which means the fibres are long and do
not always have to be spun into yarn the process known as
spinning creates them .
Sources of Manmade Fibres:
Viscose comes from pine trees or petrochemicals.
Acrylic, nylon and polyester come from oil and coal.
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Polyester is used for raincoats, fleece jackets, children's nightwear, hospital textiles
and work wear. It holds the following properties:
Low warmth
Nonabsorbent but dries quickly
Soft to handle
Drapes well
Very durable (strong)
Crease resistant
Easy to care for
Is recyclable.…read more

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