Natural cellulosic fibres

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Where do natural cellulosic fibres come from?
Parts of plants.
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What are all natural cellulosic fibres?
Staple fibres.
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What are examples of natural cellulosic fibres?
Cotton, linen and ramie.
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Describe the positive properties cotton possesses
Withstand wear and tear, stronger when wet, absorbent so easily dyed, soft, non-irritant, insulating, easy care.
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What are the negative properties of cotton?
Highly flammable, creases badly, attacked by mildew if left damp, takes a long time to dry, stains easily,shrinks badly, environmental issues.
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Describe the positive aspects of linen
Attractive slubs, smooth and lustrous, good drape, cool to wear, breathable, wicks moisture away, hardwearing.
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List the negative aspects of linen
Highly flammable, absorbent so takes a long time to dry, creases badly, shrinks badly, stains easily, flammable, damaged by bleach.
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What are all natural cellulosic fibres?

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Staple fibres.

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Describe the positive properties cotton possesses

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