Natural Fibers and why we love them.
It is important to know where your clothing comes from and what materials are used. If we are to survive as a thriving planet for years to come we must look at this important part we play in the future of our world.
Many of us pay little to no attention to the tags inside our clothing, when in fact these tags say a lot about the garments we wear. These tags include information about what fibers make up our clothing, which can not only be helpful when it comes to doing your laundry, but can also tell you a lot about the durability and quality of your clothing.
There are over a hundred textiles and fibers used within the fashion industry. Some fibers are more recognizable than others, as they are more frequently mentioned in the name of a product such as cotton, polyester, nylon, and wool; but there are several others that make up many of the pieces in your wardrobe. The two main categories of fibers are natural and synthetic. Natural fibers are made from plants and animals while synthetic fibers are man-made and manufactured using chemicals. Some examples of natural fibers include cotton, linen, wool, cashmere, hemp, and silk. The more commonly used synthetic fibers include nylon, polyester, acrylic, and spandex.