What is wool?
Wool is a natural fibre obtained from the hair of sheep, goats, camels and other animals. Sheep's wool is the most commonly used type of wool. It is soft, durable and insulating. Wool has natural properties that make it special, such as its ability to absorb moisture and maintain its insulating effect even when wet.
Wool is a sustainable raw material and has many advantages. It is biodegradable, easy to dye, water repellent and can last for years if cared for properly.
What is new wool?
Pure new wool is a type of wool obtained from the first shearing of a sheep. This wool is particularly fine and soft because it has not yet had exposure to environmental factors such as dirt, sunlight and rain. Pure new wool is also a special type of wool, as it comes from sheep that are bred exclusively for their wool. The sheep are not slaughtered for their meat, making virgin wool a sustainable choice.
The difference between virgin wool and wool
The main difference between virgin wool and wool is their quality and origin. Pure new wool is finer and softer than regular wool because it comes from the first shearing of the sheep. Pure new wool is also usually more expensive than wool because the sheep bred for their wool are often special breeds that produce a particularly fine wool.
Another difference is in the way they are made. Pure new wool is usually produced with careful and special processing to get the soft and fine texture. Wool, on the other hand, can come from different breeds of sheep and has different properties depending on the quality.
Which type of wool is the best choice?
The choice between virgin wool and wool depends on the use. Virgin wool is a good choice for garments such as jumpers, hats and scarves because of its fineness and softness. Wool is great for home textiles such as rugs and blankets because it is durable and insulates heat.
Both virgin wool and wool have unique properties that make them good choices for clothing and home textiles. The difference lies mainly in their quality and origin. Pure new wool is finer and softer than wool and is sourced from sheep that are bred exclusively for their wool. The virgin wool for our slippers, house boots and closed slippers comes from Irish sheep that are kept and sheared in a species-appropriate way.
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