Textile Fibres in India
Textile Industry is related to many more industries- agriculture, animal husbandry, mining of metals and minerals, forestry, chemical research and many others. The fiber is produced in fields in the form of cotton, flax and other fibrous plants. It is obtained from animals and insects like, sheep, goats, silkworms etc.
Minerals like asbestos and wollastinite are also mined for getting fibers. As if these natural sources of fibers are not enough, they are chemically researched upon and synthetic fibers are prepared. As such yarns are formed from both, natural fibers such as cotton, hemp, linen, jute, wool, silk as well as from man made fibers such as nylon and rayon.