Fibres are categorised into Natural, Manufactured and Synthetic fibres.
So, what's the difference between each different types of fibres? Read further to know more about them!
For fibres to be classified as Natural, they come from natural sources and extracted without any chemical processing.
Examples of natural sources could be from plant (e.g. cotton), animal (e.g. cashmere), or mineral (e.g. asbestos).
Manufactured cellulose fibres come from plants that are processed into a pulp and then extruded in the same ways as Synthetic fibres.
Rayon or viscose is one of the most common manufactured cellulose fibres which can be made from wood pulp.
Synthetic fibres are made from synthesised polymers from chemical resources. The fibres come in long lengths as they are continuous filament fibres and are not required to be spun into yarn.
Examples of Synthetic fibres are polyester, nylon, acrylic, spandex and others.