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Discovering Natural Fibres: Investigating Fabrics

2009 International Year of Natural Fibres - from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, introductory video, history of natural fibres

Natural Plant and Animal Fibres - A return to renewable resources

Green Clothing Is Red Hot! - from Cool Organic Clothing


Investigating dyeing a fabric - classroom activity, from NSW Board of Studies, could be modified to test dyeing of a variety of facrics/fibres

Investigating Materials - a classroom activity from Department of Education and Training, WA (Word document 103kB)

Fabric Identification - from Fabrics.net

Fabric Identification - from Fabric Manufracturers, includes a summary table

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