Fun Fiber Facts for Everyone

Did you know that vicuña sells from around $1,000 to $3,000 per yard of woven fabric? How many spiders does it take to produce one ounce of spider silk? What is Devil’s cotton? What is Kapok? Did you know that it is a tree native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, northern South America, and tropical West Africa, and it is cultivated for the cotton-like fiber of its seed pods, called Java cotton, Java kapok, silk-cotton, Samauma, or ceiba?

Here, you’ll find answers to these questions along with lots of other fun fiber facts! Impress your friends and craft buddies with how much you know!

Featured Image: The domesticated Bombyx mori silkworm is just one type of silk-producing moth. Other common silks include tussah, muga, and eri, which can be wild or cultivated. Bombyx silkworms eat mulberry leaves, giving them their common name “mulberry silk.”


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