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  • Wool
    • Properties
      • high absobency
      • Shrinks badly espcially in tumble
      • naturally elastic
      • feels soft and warm
      • naturally water repellant
      • Not very Flammable
        • Puts itself out
      • Very Absorbent
        • Absorbs up to 30% of its weight in water with out feeling wet.
      • does not crease easily
      • Takes a long time to dry
      • Luxury fabric
    • Blends
      • Often blended with nylonfor products e.g socks, trousers, jackets and coats
        • Nylon gives improved strength and increased strength resistance
      • gives it natural elasticity
      • reduces cost when blended
      • makes the fabric lighter weight
      • has a natural crimp
    • After care
      • Can be given a special finish to stop it from shrinking
      • Hard to wash unless it is blended
      • Hand wash or dry clean
    • Source
      • hard to clean has to been cleaned industrially
    • End uses
      • when blended with nylon produces socks, trousers, jackets and coats


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