Way back in the late 60s when I was
completing my wool classers training
our trainer told us it would take
around three weeks of handling wool
to get our hands set.
What he did not say was this would
happen every time we left a woolshed
for an extended period.
Many people think that all wool is soft
and to some extent this is correct.
However, wool from these crossbreds is not as soft…
….as wool from these merinos.
And it does not matter the breed there are always fleeces that,
while looking the same, are much softer than the bulk of the clip.
It is these fleeces which are branded SUP(er) AAA
The creamy colour of this wool indicates
a higher amount of lanolin present.
Lanolin is the hand/skin softening component
of raw wool…
…creates hands/skin which is very sensitive to touch.