Wool is a natural material most commonly sourced from sheep. However, other animals can also be used in the wool trade. For example, these animals include cashmere and mohair from goats, or angora from rabbits.
The fibres of the wool make it easily distinguishable from hair or fur: the fibres are crimped, more elastic and grow in staples (clusters). These qualities make wool easier to spin, as the individual fibres attach to each other, and stay together once spun.
Wool can be turned into a variety of fabrics from warm coating to ultra fine wool suiting. Wool retains heat, and readily absorbs moisture, so need to be laundered and dried at a lower heat so they don’t shrink.
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