A natural material is any product or physical matter that comes from plants, animals, or the ground which is not man-made.[1][2] Minerals and the metals that can be extracted from them (without further modification) are also considered to belong into this category. Natural materials are used as building materials and clothing. Types include:

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References edit

  1. ^ "What does natural material mean?". Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Synthetic and natural materials". GCSE Bitesize. BBC. Retrieved 2 May 2018.

Further reading edit

  • DeMouthe JF (2006). Natural Materials: Sources, Properties, and Uses (1st ed.). Oxford: Architectural Press. ISBN 978-0-7506-6528-5.