Tissues have been a fundamental part of human life since the beginning of civilization. As long ago there were no current industries, natural fibers were those used for textiles: clothing, upholstery, agriculture, etc. These fibers can be of vegetable origin, such as cotton and linen, or of animal origin, such as wool and cashmere.
In recent decades, synthetic textiles have been developed and introduced into the market and natural fibers have been replaced by these materials, despite the advantages of natural textile fibers for the environment and health of the entire planet.
So, why has the consumption of synthetic fibers increased to the detriment of natural fibers? The main reason is that they cost much less to manufacture than natural ones and, consequently, their price is cheaper.
However, natural textile fibers are 100% natural and healthy. Its main benefits are: perspiration, thermal insulation offered by some materials such as wool or cotton, hygienic properties or natural touch. In addition, the use of products made with natural fibers is a responsible option because they are found directly in nature, which means that the industrial processes and the energy needed to get the fabrics and fabrics are more sustainable, ecological, and do not generate as much waste as the production processes of synthetic fiber fabrics.