Textiles have an assortment of uses. In the household, they are used in carpeting, upholstered furnishings, window coverings, bath towels, table top coverings, bed coverings, and in accessories.
Textiles can be made from many materials. These materials come from four main sources: animal (wool, silk), plant (cotton, flax, jute), mineral (asbestos, glass fiber), and synthetic (nylon, polyester, acrylic).
The following information and charts will help you to make the correct textile/fabric choice(s) for the product application you are designing.