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What is "Natural Fiber" - Definition & Explanation

Fiber sources are found in nature. That is, "any fiber that exists as such in the natural state." (TFPIA) Natural fibers used to create upholstery fabric include cotton, linen, hemp, silk and wool. Natural fibers need characteristics to make them suitable for use in fabrics: strength, flexibility, length suitable for spinning into yarn, thin diameter, look and feel.

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