Wool fabric – warm & wonderful
Wool is one of the oldest materials used by people to dress - only flax fibre for linen production has been used for thousands of years, too. It is not easy to trace back its history, since Wool does not last long in the soil, but it is assumed that there have been larger Wool sheep in Central Europe since the 3rd millennium BC. Since the 15th century Wool has been an important export good, initially for England. The reason: England itself was dependent on food from other countries after its great plague epidemic and received it in exchange for Wool. Even today it is still a huge economic good - more than two million tons are produced annually and the demand for Wool fabric does not diminish!