Technically, linen is a vegetable. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant, or Linum usitatissimum, one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history. Flax is an annual plant, which means it only lives for one growing season.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cottonplants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. ... The fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile.
Ramie is one of the strongest natural fibers. The fibres are spun into yarn, which can then be woven into textiles. The fibre is stronger than flax, cotton, or wool. Fabric made from ramie fibre is easily laundered, increasing in strength when wet, and does not shrink or lose its shape.