Fabric is a name for a textile that is a woven material made of yarn. The yarn can be made of a variety of materials, and the most common are wool, cotton and flax.
Fabric and cloth are words that are used in the textile industry and are synonyms of textile. Fabric is typically woven in factories out of cotton as well as in smaller communities based on what type of material is available. Owning animals, such as sheep, is necessary for certain types of fabric to be produced, and many indigenous communities own animals of this sort to supply them with material for weaving fabric.