Virgin wool

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A type of 'Woolmark' that indicates the fabric is made from 100% new wool. Virgin wool can not contain any reused wool. Virgin wool has also been used to refer to wool obtained from the first clipping of a sheep.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lana virgen (Esp.)

Additional Information

G.Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:I. Natural Fibres, 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:I Natural Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England, 1984
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
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