Natural fibers are renewable resources. If they are grown organically and sustainably, they enhance the lives of those who produce them, and those who purchase them to wear. Natural fibers decompose, naturally. They don’t give off plastic fibers in the washing machine, which are then flushed into the waterways and oceans of the world. Natural fibers breathe. They smell better. They make the people who wear them smell better. They act like a natural thermostat, wicking moisture away from the body, and cooling it in hot weather.
This is a quick tutorial to help you understand the differences in the 4 major natural fibers. These are the natural fibers that are raised on farms around the world.