Given fibres are classified as follows:
Wool, cotton, jute, silk.
- Natural fibres are the fibres that are obtained from plants, animals or mineral sources.
- Natural fibres can again be divided into two types based on their source, i.e. plants and animals.
- Wool is a natural textile fibre obtained from sheep, goats and camels. It traps a lot of air. Air is a bad conductor of heat. This makes clothes made from wool useful in winter.
- Synthetic fibres are the man-made polymers designed to make a fabric.
- Polymers are obtained when many small units are joined together chemically.
- They can be washed and dried quickly.
- They are easy to maintain.
- They are cheaper than natural fibres.