Linen and ramie - two types of fiber that are produced by two different type of plants. Both flax and ramie plants belong to the spring-summer period, both having some similarities:
— they are made from hard, straight and rigid stems
— they make nice summerwear (give feeling of freshness)
— they absorb moisture and perspiration
— both linen and ramie fabric crumples easily upon contact with the body, creating surface bends resulting in formation of wrinkles.
Ramie fiber is coarser and heavier than flax fiber, which makes ramie cheaper than linen.
Cotton. The most commonly used fiber, produced from cotton plant seeds. The highest quality is attributed to Egyptian cotton.
— Absorbs moisture
— Feels soft (quality long fibers)
— Durable and elastic
— Crumples easily.
Sheep Wool. Quality of this type of wool depends on breed of the sheep and length of their hair.
— Good insulation, absorbs and releases moisture depending on temperature, helping the body to adapt temperature changes
— Good elasticity
— Feels soft.
Silk. Produced from silkworm that creates its' cocoon with a single thread. This kind of thread, when used in manufacturing, produces high quality fiber, that looks great too. Since silk thread is longer, there is no individual connections of separate threads, which makes silk fiber especially soft and glossy.
— Soft and silky
— Extra shine
— Nice feel to the body.
Down. Angora is the fluff of Angora rabbits. Mohair and cashmere wool are produced from fur (underfur) of two different types of goats. Cashmere is longer and softer than goat wool, that in manufactured products like sweaters would usually be used combined with other kinds of wool, making them even softer.
It is a multi-synthetic fiber, might be used in combination with natural and artificial fibers or separately.
— Does not wrinkle and shrink due to its high strength
— Does not absorb moisture well
— Dries quickly