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Virgin Wool super fine

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Please Hold-My Name Is Changing, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. I recently bought a polo jacket made with Virgin Wool Super Fine. What does Virgin Wool mean? is it not as good as worsted?
     
  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior Member

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    The sheep wasn't allowed to have sex with the rams.



    Kidding - virgin wool is wool that has been spun for the first time. Worsted is thinner woolen fabric - woolens are thick and heavy fabrics, while worsteds (like fresco or sharkskin) are thinner, lighter and smoother.
     
  3. omairp

    omairp Super Member

    It means you purchased a wool jacket. Virgin wool is a popular weasel word that manufacturers use to tell you nothing, but convince you its something.

    50 years ago there was a wool shortage, and people would recycle wool to be re-spun into other wool. That was non-virgin wool. Virgin wool was wool used for the first time from the sheep. FWIW, I saw a jacket at old navy once that was 30% recycled wool.
     

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