Where does all the wool that is produced go?
According to a research conducted by the International Wool Textile Organization, 41% of the world’s wool production is considered as “coarse” and therefore suitable for the production, for example, of carpets, 22% is qualified as “medium” and as such as to be used for blankets, sweaters, socks, while 37% is defined as “precious” and is ideal for the production of clothes. In addition to the clothing sector, however, wool also has some uses in the industrial sector that are often little known. A few examples? It is used in piano shock absorbers and in absorbent pads used for oil spills.