Carbon fiber fabric is just like other fabrics except it uses carbon fibers instead of cotton, nylon, polyester, etc. The weave is coarser than fabrics used for clothing is more like a heavy canvas. Carbon fiber fabric needs to be laminated with a matrix (i.e. epoxy resin) to form a rigid structure. Carbon fiber can be found everywhere from auto racing to aerospace. Its unmatched strength for lightweight, along with modern cosmetics, has made it a widespread favorite in today's composite industry.