Angora wool

(English) Angora rabbit. (English) Angora rabbit. CC BY-SA 3.0,

Angora wool is made up of the under hair (wool) of the Angora rabbit. Because of the hollow core of the fibres, the wool provides more warmth than ordinary (sheep's) wool. It is also much lighter. The fibres are also thin, which produces the fluffiness for which Angora wool is best known. The fibres are normally plucked rather than shaven, which reduces the amount of outer, or guard hairs in the wool.

Because of the methods being used, Angora wool production, especially in China, where most of the Angora wool originates, has been seriously criticised.

WV, 22 March 2022

Last modified on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 17:57
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