On a price versus quality basis, wool represents the best value of all animal fibres for textile uses which it is why it is traded in the largest volumes.Wool is produced in virtually every nation on earth.Breeds of sheep  and quality of breeding , which in turn determines the quality of wool produced vary

Wool has the ability to insulate the body, but allows the body to breathe and is very ecological in its production and has the ability to emit latent heat.

Wool also has the ability to felt in some breeds.

Being a natural fibre it is easy to dye and remains relatively colourfast

These are pictures of various sheep breeds

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