Wool

  • wool before processing
    unshorn merino sheep
    shorn sheep

    wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, hide and fur clothing from bison, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids[1].

    wool consists of protein together with a small percentage of lipids. in this regard it is chemically quite distinct from the more dominant textile, cotton, which is mainly cellulose.[1]

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Wool before processing
Unshorn Merino sheep
Shorn sheep

Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, hide and fur clothing from bison, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids[1].

Wool consists of protein together with a small percentage of lipids. In this regard it is chemically quite distinct from the more dominant textile, cotton, which is mainly cellulose.[1]