Natural-fiber clothing no longer means itchy hemp or unflattering off-white clothing. More and more consumers are opting for top-quality natural-fiber clothing: breathable, chemical-free alternatives to man-made fabrics altered by harsh conventional dyes, wrinkle-free formaldehyde treatments and pesticides.
Animal, vegetable or mineral?
Fabrics are produced from fibers. Most modern clothing is produced from synthetic – aka, man-made – fibers. Natural-fiber clothing, on the other hand, is created from the naturally occurring fibers of plants and animals.
Examples of those derived from plants include vegetable fibers, such as cotton, jute, flax and hemp. Animal fibers include – among others – silk, wool, cashmere and mohair.