wool

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  • Wool
    • fleece of a sheep
    • produced as staple fibers
    • Hydrophilic- can absorb 1/3 of its own weight without feeling wet
      • rapidly absorbs moisture vapour
    • naturally breathable
    • very soft or coarse depending on fineness
    • good drape
    • medium strength, not durable
    • smooth - can be cool
    • bulky - warm
    • built in UV protection and fire-resistance
    • good crease resistance
    • bio-degradeable and recycleable
    • washing
      • machine washable
        • woven + knitted= 40° C
        • wool cycle and approved detergents
      • total easy care wool
        • woven's and knitted
      • do not bleach
      • very slow drying
      • steam iron under cloth
      • can be dry-cleaned
      • do not tumble dry, dry in direct sunlight or over heat
    • treatments
      • silicon treatment
        • weather proofing
    • fabrics
      • cool wool
      • felt
      • herringbone
      • flannel
      • sport wool
      • tartan
      • tweed
    • end uses
      • blanket
      • carpet and upholstery
      • suits
      • jumpers
      • overcoats
      • sport garments
      • ties
      • scarves
      • hats and socks
      • industrial felts
      • agricultural blankets
      • geotextiles

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