ABACA is the sclerenchyma bundles from the sheathing leaf bases of Musa textilis, a plant closely resembling the edible banana plant. These bundles are stripped by hand, after which they are cleaned by drawing over a rough knife.
Acrylic fibre. A synthetic fibre that is made with just the right combination of coal, air, water, petroleum and limestone.
Aramid fibre is a name of a specific type of stable and heat-resistant fibre introduced early in the 1960s by the chemical giant DuPont.
Elasticity (fibre) is a term used to describe the ability or level of a thread or fabric to return to its original length, shape, or size immediately after the removal of stress and tension.
Felt (fabric) is the name of a unique textile fabric made of a random fibrous material classified according to a type of manufacture.
Flax Fibre is a natural vegetable fibre composed mainly of cellulose processed from the stems of the flax plant.
Fox fibre is a naturally, coloured Cotton fibre of which grow from seeds that already have their colour and do not need to be dyed.
Henequen is a plant (of Mayan derivation) indigenous to Mexico. The name sisal also knows henequen. However, this is incorrect as there are several differences between the two plants.