List of textile fibers

Textile fibres can be created from many natural sources (animal hair or fur, insect cocoons as with silk worm cocoons), as well as semisynthetic methods that use naturally occurring polymers, and synthetic methods that use polymer-based materials, and even minerals such as metals to make foils and wires. The textile industry requires that fibre content be provided on content labels. These labels are used to test textiles under different conditions to meet safety standards (for example, for flame-resistance), and to determine whether or not a textile is machine washable or must be dry-cleaned.


  • Alpaca
  • Angora – Angora rabbit
  • Camel hair – Bactrian Camel
  • Cashgora – Cashgora goat
  • Cashmere – Cashmere goat
  • Guanaco – Guanaco
  • Horsehair
  • Llama
  • Mohair – Angora goat
  • Silk
  • Vicuna
  • Wool


  • Coir
  • Cotton
  • Flax
  • Hemp
  • Jute
  • Kapok
  • Linen
  • Pina
  • Raffia
  • Ramie
  • Sisal


  • Acrylic
  • Aramid
  • Elastane
  • Modacrylic
  • Nylon
  • Polyacrylonitrile
  • Polyamide
  • Polyester
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Vinyl

Natural polymers

  • Acetate
  • Cupro
  • Elastodiene
  • Metal fibre
  • Modal
  • Lyocell
  • Triacetate
  • Viscose
  • Tencel


Hi everyone.This is my first post on this blog and you are the one who already know about textiles or interested to know. That’s why i am starting from the basics.

First of all we will discuss about definition of textiles and after that we will go deep into this.


A textile or cloth is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibers. It is based on the conversion of fiber into yarn,yarn into fabric and fabric into garment.

In my next post we will go one step ahead and will discuss about all the terms related to textile.

Please write your comments if you want to ask or add something to the definition of textiles.