Natural is the name given to the hair of a he althy animal that has not been used before and has not been processed. It should not contain more than 7% of other fibers.
Natural is the name given to the hair of a he althy animal that has not been used before and has not been processed. It should not contain more than 7% of other fibers
origin: angora rabbit down.
properties: soft, very warm, fluffy.
disadvantages: it peels off very much, so it is almost never used in its pure form.
Cannot be washed, but it is better not to wet it.
More valued: German-bred angora rabbit hybrids.
origin: wool is obtained by combing camels (sometimes lower and integumentary).
properties: very warm, protects against hypothermia, durable, lightweight, with excellent thermal insulation properties, has a beneficial effect on human skin, does not allow sweat, does not electrify, hypoallergenic, practically does not roll.
disadvantages: quite expensive.
More valued: camel down. It is considered the best material for the manufacture of he alth clothing. Camel down is used to make clothes for astronauts and sailors.
origin: Alpaca artiodactyl, a hybrid of guanaco and vicuña, originally from South America.
properties: almost no pilling, long wear resistant, thin.
disadvantages: not the softest wool and quite expensive.
More valued: wool from Peru.
origin: artiodactyl animal from the llama family.
properties: the thinnest and rarest.
disadvantages: very expensive, much more expensive than cashmere. Due to the high cost, wool is used in the industry for the manufacture of luxury items, and then in the form of a mixture.
origin: merino wool sheared from a specific place - from the withers.
properties: very thin, elastic, non-irritating to the skin, smooth and soft, comfortable.
More valued: wool from Mediterranean sheep brought to Australia.
origin: goat hair. The wool of a young Angora kid, which is obtained after the first or second shearing, and the wool of adult goats, it can be both soft and coarse.
properties: light, airy, very warm, practical.
disadvantages: expensive, requires delicate care. Due to the high cost, mohair is mixed with ordinary wool, so there is no 100% mohair, its maximum content is 83%.
More valued: Mohair varieties from South Africa, obtained from the initial shearing of six-month-old kids. Mohair is produced all over the world.
origin: mountain goat undercoat, which is plucked by hand during shedding. The finest wool is cut from the lower abdomen and neck of animals.
properties: cashmere is light and warm, low allergenic, very soft and pleasant to the touch.
disadvantages: pure cashmere tends to pill, the wool wears out rather quickly, so other fibers are often used in cashmere.
More appreciated: cashmere from Mongolia, a country with a particularly harsh continental climate, it is considered the most beautiful and the best. The wool gets its name from the Kashmir region of India. Now the cashmere goat is bred in parts of Iran, Russia, Afghanistan, Turkey and India.