What Are Natural Fibres? Give Examples?

Natural fibres are the fibres acquired from natural sources such as animals, plants some other geological processes. The orientation/arrangement of different fibres decides the properties and usage of these fibres. Natural fibres can broadly be classified into three types:

  • Animal fibers – the source of these fibres are animals. For example – wool, silk
  • Vegetable fibres – the source of these fibres are different parts of a plant. For example – jute, hemp, linen, cotton
  • Mineral fibres – They are acquired from mineral resource such as asbestos

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