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In our daily life, the material we use like mattresses, quilts, or pillows, jeans, etc., made by filling the plant fibres. In this lesson, we will look at a variety of plant fibres and the use.
Plant fibres: their sources and uses
Plant fibres
The cotton plant is a shrub, grows mostly in the fields black soil and a warm climate.
  1. Cotton is mostly used in textile products.
  2. Furniture covers, cloth-bags, bandages, carpets, etc.
Jute fibre obtained from the stem of the jute plant. It grows well in the high rainfall regions.
  1. Jute is a good insulator and has low thermal conductivity.
  2. It is used for making, furnishing material, shopping bags, and sailcloth.
Hemp fibres are collected from the stem of the hemp plants.Hemp fibres are used in the production of carpets, nets, ropes, cloths, and paper.
Silk is an animal protein fibre produced by certain insects to build their cocoons and webs.The fibres of silk are used for clothing such as shirts, suits, ties, blouses, lingerie, pyjamas, jackets.
Flax fibres are collected from the stem of the flax plants.Flax fibres are used widely as a raw material in the production of high-quality paper.