Class 7 Chemistry Fibre to Fabric Introduction

Introduction

We know that fibres can either be obtained from plants or animals and are known as natural fibres. Jute, cotton is the commonly known natural fibres obtained from plants whereas wool, silk are the commonly known natural fibres obtained from animals.

   

Fig. Cotton shirt (left) and a jute bag (right)

Wool is obtained from the fleece of animals possessing hairy fibres on their body whereas silk is obtained from the cocoon of silk moth.

   

Fig. Wool (left) and silk (right)

This fibre obtained from natural sources undergoes further processing, dyed into several attractive colours and designs before being used by people.

 

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