Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, hide and fur clothing from bison, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.
Wool consists of protein together with a small percentage of lipids. In this regard it is chemically quite distinct from the more dominant textile, cotton, which is mainly cellulose.
Centuries of evolution and selective breeding have led to the emergence of a special breed of sheep - merino, capable of producing ultra-fine wool fibers. Products made from thin varieties of merino wool are much finer, more elegant than traditional wool; they do not scratch the skin, do not cause irritation, but create a pleasant soft feeling.