What is wool? Wool is a natural textile fiber that is obtained from sheep and other animals that have woolly coats. It includes cashmere and mohair from goats, angora from rabbits and also qiviut from muskoxen.
The chemical structure of wool consists of protein and lipids so it is classified as a protein fiber, as opposed to many other natural fibers (like cotton and linen) that are cellulose fibers. Continue reading “What is wool? The natural fiber to keep us warm”