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A guide to natural fibre products

If you are all in awe about Mother Nature and her beauty and bounty, you must also be a connoisseur of natural fibre products - epitomes of Nature’s enigma, exquisite natural endowments derived from her living creatures - plants and animals. These natural fabrics are used in myriad items of fad and fashion. Read on for an interesting insight into the world of natural fibres.

Vegetable fibres and their products

Cotton linen
Most of those gorgeous garments that you love donning come from vegetable sources of fibre that mainly constitute of cellulose fibres and are used to make cloth and paper. Vegetable fibres can again be of myriad types, derived from seeds, leaves, skin, fruit and stalk. The popular cotton linen that is used in the manufacturing of apparels and other raiment come from the cottonseed pod while ramie comprises a bast fibre. The linen made of natural cotton is often blended with a medley of other fibres like polyester and wool and undergoes processes of refinement, the resultant products being the stunning potpourri of plush, exuberant and vibrant fabrics that catche your eye at the fashion markets.
Hemp Hemp is yet another organically grown natural fibre, the popularity of which has raised a furor in the fashion world. Being easy to produce and maintain, hemp has gained much favour of the farmers as most of their ecological problems are eschewed in its derivation from the skin of hemp stalk. Hemp fabrics have been lauded for their mind-boggling ecological benefits while being more tenacious and shimmering in texture than cotton fibres. Today, hemp embraces almost all types of products from luxurious attires and garments to shoes, rugs, ropes and a fine range of furnishings. Ramie Egyptians used the fabric to drape the bodies of the mummies. Gleaming in its glossy, lustrous looks, Ramie is today used in the manufacture of upholsterers and bed linens, canvases for paintings, parachute fabrics, handkerchiefs and a range of apparels and ensembles including custom-wedding gowns and studio clothing.

Animal fibres and their products

You must be aware of the wide variety of animal fibre products that are available in the market from silk attires to warm woolly garbs. These are derived from animals and are primarily composed of collagens and keratins. For instance, wool or hair fibres are obtained from sheep, goat or horse coats and hair, silk from cocoons of insects and Avian fibres from the soft feathers of birds.
Final word Natural fibre products are a great way to go eco-friendly and if you are particularly in love with nature, this is a grand way to contribute to her conservation.

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