Why all the fibers are not textile fiber?

Why all the fibers are not textile fiber
Why all the fibers are not textile fiber

Textile Fiber


According to maximum textile Specialists, to be a textile fiber its must be 500 to 1000 times longer than the width. Every fiber around the word can’t be a textile fiber because a textile fiber has its own specified properties is include Sufficient Strength, Length, Fineness, Elasticity, Crimp, Friction, Ability to react with Acid & Alkali’s and should have the power to protect the effect of biological agent too. Wool, Cotton, Nylon all of them has the requirement to be a fiber on the other hand, may be banana tree has some of the quality to be a textile fiber but it’s not enough. So we can’t precede banana tree is a textile fiber, similarly we also can say all the fiber in the world is not textile fiber expect some which are fill the requirement to be a textile fiber.


If we know about textile fiber then we’ll get why all the fibers are not textile fiber? Textile is special fiber which used to make textile or garments product. Basically we know textile fiber are come from two different source like nature and synthetic. Synthetic fiber also called man made fiber or artificial fiber. Natural fiber is so much comfort to use as a garment and its friendly with nature. On the another hand synthetic fiber is made by human and its not come from nature. Synthetic fiber made from mixing proper unit of chemical as it can make yarn and possible to weave or knitting to make garments. Mostly natural knitting technology used cotton fiber. Cotton fiber is reliable fiber across the world. its mostly used natu This is a little discussion about textile fiber because this is not written about fiber. please follow the link to read more about classification of textile fiber.

Classification of Textile Testing



Importance of textile testing:

Testing is an essential step in textile sector for keep the quality according to buyer on the product. So, textile testing is so much important for textile study let’s have a discussion about Classification of Textile Testing. Without textile testing there is no way to make a place in largest marketplace where is contesting among every single company. To make better garments than textile testing is so important. Now a days every textile industry test there produced garments step by step from fiber selection to cloth, to be hundred percent sure as a better textile product. Any company’s fame depends on their product quality and the product quality depend on textile testing. So, we can call it the textile testing is a part and parcel in textile industry.

Textile testing:

Textile testing is a most important way to certify a textile fiber, yearn or fabric as a use able material in textile products or garments. Testing will inform you what kind of fiber is this and approximately what kind of garments you’ll be produce by this fiber, yearn, fabric. Let’s have a look basically how many textiles testing is used to test, textile fiber, yearn, fabric in the textile lab.

Classification Fiber Testing:

  • Identifications of fiber
  • Grading
  • Color of fibers
  • Fiber Length
  • Fiber strength and elongation
  • Fiber fineness
  • Fiber maturity
  • Trash
  • Neps
  • Short fiber index- SFI
  • Short fiber content- SFC
  • Immature fiber content
  • Dust

Classification Yearn Testing:

  • Yearn count.
  • Twist per unit length
  • Single yearn strength.
  • Lea strength and elongation
  • Appearance
  • Evenness and regularity
  • Hairiness

Classification Fabric Testing:

  • Strength and elongation
  • Length
  • Width
  • Thickness
  • Weight
  • Number of warps yearn per unit length.
  • Number of wefts yearn per unit length.
  • The count of yearn used.
  • Design and construction of cloth
  • Earn permeability.
  • Crimp
  • Shrinkage
  • Stiffness
  • Handle
  • Drape
  • Crease resistance and recovery
  • Abrasion
  • Thermal properties
  • Pilling
  • Water absorbance and resistance

In conclusion, textile testing plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality, safety, and performance of textiles and textile products. By subjecting fabrics and materials to various testing methods, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers can make informed decisions and maintain high standards in the textile industry.

Different component of general sewing machine

Different component of general sewing machine:
Sewing machine acting the biggest role in garments industry. Most of the garments product’s different piece of fabric is attached by sewing. So as a textile student we should know about sewing machine and there parts. General sewing machine basically doesn’t use in garments industry. as per low production by his machine. But conventional general sewing machine mostly observed in domestic use.

Let’s know more. About the general sewing machine.

Different component of Front side

1. Pressure bar & pressure screw.
2. Tension thumb nut
3. Tension thread guard
4. Take up spring
5. Curve on the cover
6. Small hole guard
7. Needle camp
8. Pressure foot lifter
9. Pressure foot

Different component of Back side

1. Regulating screw
2. Balance wheel
3. Feed dog
4. Stop motion screw

Some Exceptional elements are including in the modern sewing machine.

1. Guide
2. Compensating foot
3. Specialized pressure foot
4. Stitching jig
5. Back guide
6. Folder
7. Spool pin
8. Bobbin
9. Bobbin case
10. Bobbin winder spindle
11. Bobbin winder latch
12. Crank shaft bearing
13. Connection rod and crank
14. Feed fork and cam
15. Feed fork slider
16. Grove of cam
17. Take up liver pivot
18. Needle bar link
19. Feed lifter fork bearing
20. Feed rock shaft bearing
21. Shuttle race
22. Feed lifter fork and bearing
23. Feed lifter fork and cam
24. Shuttle drive shaft bearing
25. Eccentric cam and bearing
26. Eccentric fork
27. Connecting rod hinge
28. Connecting bearing
29. Feed fork hinge

Some Exceptional elements also we see in modern sewing machine

30. Lighting
31. Stitch pattern selector
32. Stitch width selector
33. Stitch chart
34. Needle position selector
35. Button hole balance nob
36. Speed regulator

Also include

  • Binder
  • Foot hammer
  • Under braider
  • Ruffler
  • Fuffler with shearing plate
  • Tuck marker
  • Cording gripper foot
  • Seam guide
  • Button hole
  • Decorator
  • Gathering foot
  • Edge snitcher

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Description of Flax Fiber

flax fiber cultivation field

flax fiber cultivation field


Flax is a bast fiber which is cultivated in cold and humid condition. Flax fiber is obtained from the stalk of the flax plant. Flax fiber is botanically known as “Linum usitatissimum”. It is also known as linen fiber. Linen fiber is relatively smooth, straight and lustrous, linen fiber is more brittle and less flexible than cotton. It is more difficult to prepare and spin into yarn. Linen yearn can be very strong and lustrous. It is used from appeared home furnishing.

Flax fiber production country’s are:

  • North Ireland
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • U.S.A
  • France
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Switzerland
  • Scotland
  • England
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Belgium

Flax Cultivation:
The flax plant from which the fiber is extracted grows in moist and cold condition. The plant grows up to 170 cm in height and 1.5cm dia. The fibers grow around the stem of the tree. The stem consists several layers of these fiber connected together and can not be easily separated. When the tree becomes matured by changing its color from green from yellow, it is sheared for the extraction of the fiber. After shearing the plant are allowed to lie in open field for a week or so when all the leaves and branches comes out of the tree. After this the plants are bundle up and carried over to a place where they are hackled.

[The amount of flax production is ¼ of jute fiber]

Flow chart for Flax fiber production:

Land preparation

Seed Sown

Plant grow

Thinning and weeding







 Flax cultivation is a little difficult because this fiber grow in cold weather country. without cold weather this fiber is not able to cultivation. Because of the cultivation condition this fiber is expensive then other natural fiber.

Read more about Description of flax Fiber & Properties of flax fiber

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