Where would we be without wool?
All about wool, and what we use if for
Where would we be without wool? This warm, versatile textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, has been used to make clothing and garments since 3000 BCE. Much of the textile industry that sprang up during the 14th century was based on wool. In time, woolen fleece was being used to make a variety of household items. Later, the material became as much a fashion statement as a vital component in a whole range of manufactured goods.
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