Connective Tissue is a fibrous tissue that consists of a sparse population of cells arranged is an extracellular matrix. Connective tissue cells produce and secrete this matrix. There are many types of connective tissue and my sister’s ear is made up of the connective tissue known as Cartilage. Cartilage is a strong but also flexible connective tissue that is made up of a vast amount of collagen fibers. These fibers are embedded in a rubbery substance. Connective tissue not only binds and supports other tissues but also protects organs and provides a structural framework.