• Natural fabrics are made of fibre that either comes from:
(1) An animal (hair, fur, and feathers)
(2) A vegetable (such as cotton or hemp)
(3) A mineral (i.e. fibreglass)
• Fabric making can be dated back to over 10,000 years ago with the use of flax, a type of linen, in ancient societies.
• Farmers around the world produce a wide variety of natural fibres, planting crops and rearing animals.
• Natural fibres are generally considered more environmentally friendly than synthetics in their production and disposal.
• However, there is great variation depending on the fibre and the growing conditions.
• Natural Fibers are breathable.
• Natural Fibers are renewable.
• They’re incredibly comfortable for human skin.