Plant fibres



•    Plant fibres may be obtained from the plant’s fruit (e.g. cotton or coir), stems (e.g. flax, jute, kenaf and hemp) or leaf (e.g. sisal).

•    Plants fibres can be obtained from various parts of a plant. They are biodegradable (which decomposes completely by the action of micro organism).

(a)  Coconut coir             (b) Flax plant

•    Fibres are very thin threads.

•    They are spun into thicker threads, which are then made into cloth.

•    Cotton, jute, coir, silk cotton, hemp, and flax are examples of plant fibres.