Wool fiber has a great reputation for its property. Wool products have a great demand than other textile products although wool fiber is more expensive than other fibers.
Recovered wool is used wool that has already been made into yarns and fabrics and even worn. Recovered wool of this sort is usually mixed with fleece wool and used for making medium and high-quality fabrics. There are several types of recovered wool. Such as-
- Shoddy: These types of wool are collected from the simple fabrics.
- Mungo: This type of wool is collected from the high quality fabrics.
The recovered wool is formed by the recycling process. In this way, waste wool products are appearing in new faces.
All wool is not completely new wool. It may contain a proportion of recovered wool. All wool is also used for making decorative products by mixing it with the new wool or by mixing with other fibers.
The property of wool also depends on the age of the sheep. The fiber characteristics also depend on the age of the sheep and in which age the wool is collected from the sheep. The completely new wool is called virgin wool.
The finest wool is collected from young sheep. Lamb’s wool clipped at eight months sheep. This wool is very fine and excellent in quality. Such types of wool have a great demand in the market. The fabric which is made by this wool is very expensive. This type of wool is specially used for making baby wares. This type of wool is also called fleece wool or first wool.
When the age of the sheep grows up its fiber becomes thick and stronger than lamb’s wool. When the sheep are fourteen months old, the wool is stronger and thicker. This sort of wool is known as hog wool.
The wool which is collected from the sheep for the second time is called wether wool. Generally, this type of wool is collected from the sheep which is passed fourteen. The quality of this fiber is less than hog wool.
This type of fiber is collected from the sheep by applying chemicals on the skin of sheep.
This type of wool is collected from the sheep which is already dead. The quality of this wool is very low. Low-quality wool product is formed by this wool.
The sheep are growing up in an unhealthy place and the wool which is collected from that’s sheep is called cotty wool.
Tag looks Wool:
Discolored wool or short wool is called tag looks wool. Its quality is very low and it is used to produce low-quality fabric.
So, there is lots of quality of wool. The price of wool varies on the quality of the wool.
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Very helpful. Where can I find a 100 % Virgin wool blanket?