Fibres are elongated cells with pitted cell walls. They are found in water-conducting tissue, xylem (transport tissue in vascular plants ) and food-conducting tissue, phloem (living tissue carries organic nutrients), along leaf veins and margins, and surrounding vascular bundles in stems. Examples of commercial fibres are hemp fibre, flax fibre, jute fibre rattan, and cotton fibre, used in making rope, mats and baskets. See also Fibre Morphology Overview, Fibre size and Fibre length.
TEXTILE FIBRE OVERVIEW