Wool refers to the textile fiber that is obtained from sheep and certain other animals such as cashmere from goats, angora from rabbits, qiviut from muskoxen and other types of wool from camelids. Wool can be differentiated from hair and fur since it is crimpled, elastics and grows in clusters.
Wool has qualities that can be used to differentiate with other fabrics. Sheep wools have the capability to keep your body at an even temperature since the fabrics do not trap the heat. Wool can insulate the heat, meaning in hot weather it can keep the body cool and in during cold weather it keeps you warm. Another quality if sheep wool is that it does not cling to skin like cottons, nylon and rayons do. Because of that quality, the fabric is able to allow the air circulation next to the skin and is also part of the insulation properties comfort of wearing wool. Sheep wools are also one of the types of fabrics that are resistant to fire. This type of fabric does not easily burn when exposed to fire or heat. Sheep wool has the characteristics to absorb water quickly and at the same time release it as quickly as it absorbs. This makes the sheep to prevent moisture from being held at the skin. And since it can release the water quickly it means that it can dry quickly.
Out in the market are the different types of wools. And one of it is the most common sheep wool. Sheep wool refers to the traditional wool that can be made from any sheep fleece. Mohair wool on the hand refers to the wool that is taken from the Mohair goat and is not very soft wherein a lot of people find it to be an itchy fabric to wear next to the skin. Merino wool is one of the most expensive wool. It is a type of wool that is taken from a Merino Sheep and has a fine and soft appearance of the fabric. Angora wool is a type of wool that is made from an Angora rabbit hair. It has a quality of a fluffy texture and is very soft to touch. Since it is taken from a specific breed of rabbit, Angora wool is quite expensive compared to others. Cashmere wool is soft and luxurious fabric wherein the fibers that are being used to make cashmere come from specific parts or areas of the fleece of a cashmere goat making it quite expensive.
Wools are the types of fabrics that are comfortable to wear especially during cold weathers. The process and the materials used to manufacture them makes the wool quite expensive than other types of fabrics in the market.