Did you know that ...
... wool has only about 1.3% of the total fibre market (2014). That means about 1.2 million tons of wool world wide?
... one Merino sheep in Australia has in average about 4.2 kg greasy wool, which is equivalent to about 2.5 kg of combed wool tops per year?
... the main production countries are Australia, Russia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, South Africa and Uruguay? Worldwide, we have a population of about one billion sheep, in Austria we have about 350,000 sheep.
... wool up to 24 micron (fineness) is usually called Merino; wool above 24 micron is called crossbred wool?
... the wool on the belly of the sheep is about 1-2 microns finer than on the back?
... the structure of a wool fibre is similar to the human hair; the basis is keratin?
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