Wool is the most popular fabric for finer men’s suits and women’s business clothing. Structured women’s suits have made a comeback, costing upward of $700 at stores. And, loose-knit sweaters in mohair and cashmere remain popular. In fact, the U.S. sheep industry produced 46 million pounds of wool in just one year. That’s a lot of suits and sweaters!
Woolen garments are a great investment. Since wool fibers resist pilling, snagging and breaking, they typically outlast synthetics. Furthermore, since wool fibers are naturally elastic, woolen garments don’t wrinkle, bag or sag out of shape. (more…)