• 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.