Wool is a natural fibre, obtained predominantly from the fleece of sheep. The quality of wool can vary, depending on its source.
Although wool is versatile, it is mainly used in our suiting fabrics, as it offers good abrasion resistance and natural moisture wicking.
Due to its good abrasion resistance, wool is generally resistant to pilling. It has excellent absorbency and is breathable. Wool is a natural insulator, which means that it will help to keep the wearer warm or cool as required. Wool has a soft handle and is crease resistant.
Wool shrinks easily and on its own, can be a relatively weak fibre, although dry cleaning can prevent shrinkage from occurring. It is expensive to process and difficult to wash and care for, compared to synthetic fibres.
End of life possibilities:
Wool is a natural fibre, so is biodegradable. It can also be recycled into insulation materials.