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Unformatted text preview: Similar characteristics to cotton Stronger Greater abrasion resistance Wool Comes from sheep Care for sheep, take wool of sheep (sheer it off or pull off) Different grades of wool Belly is the least desirable part of the wool Best is from the flanks Primary ingredient is protein Self extinguishing fiber Weak fiber Poor abrasion resistance Non absorbent fiber (absorbs in the gas state) Notorious for shrinking Natural three dimensional crimp= good insulation Natural oil on it, laminen Heavy fiber, higher specific gravity Moths eat wool Silk Luxurious fiber Very strong fiber (strongest natural fiber) Silk comes from silk worm Good abrasion resistance Poor sunlight resistance Can be attacked by moths Silk is a hallow fiber= good insulation...
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