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Rust | How to get cloth on Console and PC

Cloth is a very versatile material in Rust. Its most notable use is in clothing — no small matter in a game that infamously begins with your character buck naked in the wilderness. But it also has a number of other very important uses.

Where to get cloth in Rust

There are two main sources of cloth in Rust: animals and hemp fibres.

Killing and butchering any animal in Rust — including the more unlikely-sounding ones, like chickens and mutated creatures — has a chance of including some cloth pieces as part of the drop.

Meanwhile, hemp plants can be found growing naturally and harvested for their fibres. A typical hemp fibre yield will include around ten pieces of cloth and a hemp seed. They seemingly can crop up anywhere, but seem most common in forest and desert biomes.

How to farm cloth in Rust

Currently, it's not possible for you to tame animals in Rust without using mods. Therefore if you want to farm cloth resources, you need to grow hemp.

You can plant the hemp seeds you get from harvesting to grow more hemp plants. You can also take cuttings from plants you grew in this way (by selecting 'Use' on them) to clone the plant. This allows you to quickly increase the number of hemp plants in your farm.

What is cloth used for in Rust?

Cloth is a crafting component in the following items:

Clothing & Armour

  • Bucket Helmet
  • Coffee Can Helmet
  • Riot Helmet
  • Miner's Hat
  • Candle Hat
  • Beenie Hat
  • Boonie Hat
  • Baseball Cap
  • Burlap Headwrap
  • Bandana Mask
  • Improvised Balaclava
  • Wolf Headdress
  • Burlap Shirt
  • Hide Halterneck
  • T-Shirt
  • Longsleeve T-Shirt
  • Hoodie
  • Jacket
  • Snow Jacket
  • Burlap Trousers
  • Hide Skirt
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • Burlap Shoes

Weapons & Tools

  • Torch
  • Stone Spear
  • Bone Knife
  • Hunting Bow
  • Revolver
  • Water Bucket
  • Low Grade Fuel
  • Timed Explosive Charge
  • Survey Charge

Health & Medical Items

  • Bandage
  • Medical Syringe
  • Bota Bag

Appliances & Furniture

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Bed
  • Small Stash
  • Picture Frames (Landscape/Portrait/Tall/XL/XXL)
  • Large Banners (Hanging/Pole)
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Water Purifier

Structures & Building Material

  • Sandbag Barricade

If you're looking for other crafting resources in Rust, check out our guide to finding and mining stone.

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