There are different types of wool , with different characteristics. Some are very precious, others very soft , still others have greater ability to protect from the cold. The unique feature of all types of wool is thermo-regulation . They allow moisture to evaporate on the outside and you always feel warm and dry.
These are the main wools used by Cashmerewool for the production of blankets and throws:
Merino wool (or Merinos) is a very fine wool. It comes from particular sheep farms accustomed to large temperature variations, bad weather and attacks by parasites. Thanks to this, wool has special characteristics. First of all it maintains the body temperature without heating. Furthermore, Merino wool has a structure that prevents the proliferation of parasites (including mites) and has an absorbent effect, which allows humidity to evaporate outside. The yarn is light and thin.
Angora wool is the softest wool ever, produced from the fur of the Angora rabbit. It is a very soft and hairy yarn but it is not very resistant to wear. It is used in particular for fine garments and for those of children.
Alpaca wool comes from the animal of the same name. It exists in nature in numerous shades from white to red, brown and black. It is a very light and silky yarn to the touch, and gives excellent protection from the cold.
Argentine wool : comes from Argentine sheep and has unique characteristics: it is a very fine and soft wool, almost like cashmere but very warm.
Norwegian Wool : it is thicker and more resistant than other wools and holds much more air than the finest wool fibers. These features make it perfect for heavy winter blankets. It is a much rougher and more rustic wool than Merinos or Angora but very warm.
Cashmere wool comes from a type of goat raised in Tibet and Mongolia. This is the underfleece, also called the "Golden Fleece". It is a very fine wool that protects very well from the cold, since inside its fibers there is a structure with a kind of air chamber. Its softness is exceptional.