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22 Examples of Natural Fibers

 , updated on January 23, 2024
Natural fibers are fibers derived from plant or animal materials. These include traditional fibers with much history and culture of use such as flax, hemp and cotton. Natural fibers also include engineered natural fibers such as bamboo rayon that are made with natural materials but heavily processed. The following are common examples of natural fibers.
Abaca
Alpaca Fiber
Bamboo fibers
Banana Fiber
Cashmere
Coir
Cotton
Flax
Hemp
Jute
Kapok
Kenaf
Mohair
Nettle Fiber
Pineapple Fiber
Raffia
Ramie
Silk
Sisal
Sunnhemp
Wool
Linen
Abaca are fibers from banana plants.
Alpaca is the fleece of the domesticated South American animal of the same name that looks something like a llama.
Jute are fibers from a jute plant that are commonly cultivated in the Indian subcontinent and other tropical regions.
Kapok is a fiber obtained from seed pods of the kapok tree.
Kenaf is a plant native to Africa that can be used to produce textiles.
Raffia fiber is obtained from palm trees.
Ramie is a plant that has been used for thousands of years to produce coarse textiles.
Sisal is extracted from the leaves of the agave plant. As with many of the lesser known fibers on the list above, sisal isn't particularly soft and is used to produce coarse things such as rope.
Linen is made from flax fibers.

Summary

Natural fibers are long strands of organic material that are used to produce ropes and textiles.
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