Natural Fibers and their Characteristics | Texhour

The Natural fiber is sourced from both Plant (cellulosic) and Animal (protein). And here we clearly describe source and characteristics of some of the plant based and animal based fibers.

Natural Fibers and their Characteristics | Texhour
Natural Fibers and their Characteristics

 

Natural Fiber

The Natural fiber is sourced from both Plant (cellulosic) and Animal (protein). And here we clearly describe source and characteristics of some of the plant based and animal based fibers.

 

NATURAL PLANT BASED (CELLULOSIC) FIBERS

Fibre Source Characteristics

Coir

Coconut husk

Strength, durability

Cotton

Cotton boll

Lightweight, absorbent

Linen

Flax stalk

Lightweight, absorbent

Jute

Jute stalk

Strength, durability

Kapok

Pentandra tree

Fluffy cotton-like fibers

Raffia

Raffia palm

Carpet

Bamboo

Bamboo pulp

Lightweight, pliable fibre

Hemp

Cannabis stalk

Strength, durability

Piña

Pineapple leaf

soft, lightweight

Ramie

Rhea & China grass

heavy,tough

Sisal

Agave leaf

Strength, durability

Soy protein

Tofu-manufacturing waste

Woolly, lightweight

 

NATURAL ANIMAL BASED (PROTEIN) FIBERS

Fibre

Source

Characteristics

Byssus

Saltwater clam

Lightweight, very strong, like silk 

Chiengora

dog hair

fluffy lightweight

Qiviut

Muskoxen

Softness, warmth

yak

yak

Heavy, warmth

Wool

Sheep

Warmth

Lambswool

Lamb

Softness, elasticity, warmth

Cashmere wool

Indian cashmere goat

Softness

Mohair wool

North African angora goat

Warmth, lightweight

Camel hair

Camel

Warmth, lightweight

Alpaca / Vicuña / Guanaco / Llama wool

South America camel varieties

Softness, warmth

Angora wool

Angora rabbit

                                Softness blends well with other fibers

Silk

Mulberry silkworm

Smooth fabric finish with high shine