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How do we obtainnatural fibres?

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Asked by vandana, 27 Mar '10 10:44 pm
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Natural fibres are either extracted from plants from the leaf, the inner bark or fruit/seed crop, or from animal wool/hair, or insect cocoon or from mineral product. Plant sources of fibre include cotton, hemp, kenaf, ramie, sisal, flax, linen, lime, jute, seagrass, and abaca. Animal sources of fibre include sheep, alpaca, llama, goat, and camel, and can be either wool, hair or leather. Insect fibre is predominantly from silkworm cocoons.
The return to natural fibres to meet our fibre needs is only one part of the change that is required if we want to achieve sustainable living. We must also return to traditional methods of production - back to chemical free and organic production methods. Cotton is one of the most environmentally expensive fibres to produce. Cotton production is the second largest agricultural use of pesticides in the world with five of the nine top 'nasty' pesticides used. Cyanide, dicofol, naled, and propargite are commonly used in cotton production and these chemi ...more
Answered by jakir hussain, 27 Mar '10 10:48 pm

 
  
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Through so many food articles like greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts unpolished rice, wheat etc etc
Answered by Mahadevan Subramaniapillai, 27 Mar '10 10:46 pm

 
  
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