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Natural fibers are created from the fibers of animals' coats, silkworm cocoons and plants' seeds, leaves and stems:

Cotton (duck, flannel, gauze, gingham, lawn, muslin, brushed cotton, matelassé, moire, organdy, pima, pique, plisse, polished, poplin, seersucker, swiss, terry cloth, velveteen)

Linen (damask, venise)

Hemp, Ramie and Jute

Silk (Thai, China, taffeta, dupioni, brocade, charmeuse, chiffon, crepe, faille, georgette, noile, organza, pongee, shantung, silk broadcloth, silk linen, satin, tussah, noil)

Wool (Wool flannel, wool crepe, textured wool, wool boucle, wool challis, wool melton, boiled wool)

 

Manufactured fabrics are usually made of filaments extruded as liquid and formed into various fibers:

Acetate and Triacetate

Acrylic

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Nylon

Lastex

Nylon

Polyester

Rayon

Spandex

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