The difference between the types of wool

Pure virgin wool, merino, cashmere, mohair and alpaca, there is no shortage of diversity in the sheepfold. In the selection of warm clothes for the winter, it is important to know the difference between the types of wool to make the right choice of vintage sweaters and knitwear. Thus, I have listed the different types of woolens to help you choose the right material and meet your needs. Incidentally, no animals were harmed in the writing of this article. 


Alpaca wool is renowned for being a rare, light, soft and warm wool. In addition, it is a hypoallergenic wool. Indeed, if you have sensitive skin that tends to scratch on contact with certain materials, alpaca wool adapts to your skin without irritating it and provides comfort and warmth. 


This wool is produced by a very special pashmina goat that lives in the Kashmir region, that is to say in the high mountains that are located between China, Pakistan and India. Cashmere is a very noble wool that is considered a luxury product. The comfort of this wool is inexplicable, you have to experience it to understand. 


Merino wool comes from merino sheep and is versatile for every season. Each fiber naturally helps regulate body temperature, release moisture in the form of vapor and resist odor. Thanks to its properties, this wool is ideal for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. 


Mohair wool is produced by the so-called angora goat and pure angora wool is produced by angora rabbits. Mohair can only be recovered by clipping the hair on the animal. The knit will be very light, soft and incomparably warm. Angora wool provides excellent moisture absorption, hence its use for luxury sweaters and socks. 



pure wool virgin means that it is a wool that comes from the first shearing and comes mainly from lambs. Its wool is particularly soft and qualitative. It can also refer to wool that has never been used, processed or woven before. This type of virgin wool can therefore come from an adult sheep. 

Pure wool, on the other hand, can be obtained from dead or sick animals or even recycled wool. 

So there you are, you are certainly better equipped to make the right choice of sweaters, knitwear or woolen accessories. To meet these new needs, I offer a wide selection of vintage woolens just here. Either way, I recommend hand washing in cold water followed by flat drying. I wish you a nice warm winter!

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