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Chapter 5 continued

Chapter 5 continued - Chapter 5 continued Specialty Hair...

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Chapter 5 continued… Specialty Hair Fibers: in limited production/typically blended into other luxury fabrics -Cashmere Mongolia, China (will not be asking countries!) Iran, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Australia domesticated underhair (refered to as down and used in apparel) fine/ down softest 1.5”–3.5” outer coat hair (not used in apparel) coarser 2” – 5” guard hair gray, brown, some white silky, soft, lustrous abrades easily chemical properties quickly damaged by bases uses expensive sweater, coats, jackets, shawls often blended with wool and nylon -Camel Hair
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2 hump Asian camel Collected (gathering shed hair), sorted, graded coarse or fine o noils used for apparel fine, soft down light brown or tan o cannot be bleached o used in its natural color or dyed darker scales less visible than wool warmth without weight better insulating than any other hair fiber o weak abrades uses o expensive o apparel coats o industrial uses coarse fibers are used in ropes and paintbrushes --Member of the camel family: Llama S. American Andes Mountains domesticated variegated, predominately brown & black outer guard hairs + finer under hairs
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sheared, clipped, or brushed uses for fine under hairs: shawls, ponchos, coatings, suitings, dresses, blends --Member of the camel family: Alpaca Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina domesticated sheared every 2 years 8” – 12” no guard hairs 1 coat only! white, brown, black 22 shades!
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