Around four-fifths of the world's silk production consists of cultivated silk.
Grass, rush, hemp, and sisal are all used in making rope.
Angora refers to the long, thick, soft hair of the angora rabbit. Wadmal is a coarse cloth made of wool, produced in Scandinavia, mostly 1000~1500 CE.
is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres (yarn or thread).Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, hemp, or other materials to produce long strands.In the first two, the entire plant is used for this purpose, while in the last two, only fibres from the plant are utilized.Coir (coconut fibre) is used in making twine, and also in floormats, doormats, brushes, mattresses, floor tiles, and sacking. Straw, a dried form of grass, is also used for stuffing, as is kapok.Fibres from pulpwood trees, cotton, rice, hemp, and nettle are used in making paper.
Cotton, flax, jute, hemp, modal and even bamboo fibre are all used in clothing.Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but is often a piece of fabric that has been processed.The word 'fabric' also derives from Latin, most recently from the Middle French fabrique, or 'building, thing made', and earlier as the Latin fabrica 'workshop; an art, trade; a skilful production, structure, fabric', which is from the Latin faber, or 'artisan who works in hard materials', from PIE dhabh-, meaning 'to fit together'.The production of textiles is a craft whose speed and scale of production has been altered almost beyond recognition by industrialization and the introduction of modern manufacturing techniques.However, for the main types of textiles, plain weave, twill, or satin weave, there is little difference between the ancient and modern methods.In the workplace they are used in industrial and scientific processes such as filtering.