Last month when I wrote about natural fibers, I was pleased that several of you asked about bamboo. But before I answer your questions, I want to tell you about manufactured fibers and how they are made.
Originally, manufactured fibers were created to mimic more expensive natural fibers like wool and silk. Today, manufactured fibers are engineered specifically to have certain properties that natural fibers don’t. Manufactured fibers come in two primary types: cellulosic, which are plant-based, and petroleum-based.