wool fun facts
Wool Fun Facts!
The fleece of sheep has been used to make human clothing since the Stone Age.
Sheep are usually shorn once a year in the spring to keep them cool and harvest their fleece.
Wool is flame-resistant. It will not melt and stick to your skin like synthetic fibers. Instead, wool will usually smolder and extinguish itself when the source of the flame has been removed.
The fastest recorded time to shear a sheep is 39.31 seconds by Hilton Barrett of Australia.
Wool may be made from mixtures of hair from sheep, alpaca, llama, camel, cashmere, mohair, angora, vicuna, yak, guanaco, beaver or otter.
Wool is both reusable and biodegradable.
Wool is composed of same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of your skin.
Have you ever wondered why your wool socks withstand foot stench longer than cotton or synthetic socks? Wool is naturally mildew and mold resistant because it is a natural moisture repellent, MEANING LESS STINK.