Currently wool counts 5% of the world's textile fiber production. Wool is one of the most interesting natural fibers on the planet and is the protagonist of a unique journey that starts from sheep fleece and finishes in the fashion world. Using ancient techniques combined with modern technologies, the wool fibers are transformed into soft and highly valuable fabrics and yarns, used by the best designers in the world.
Raw wool comes in particular from some Southern hemisphere countries, which alone supply over 90% of exports. These wools are partly merino and partly blended, with a clear prevalence of merinos (up to 80%). Australia is the main producer, followed by China and New Zealand.
Wool is the most important animal fiber that forms the fleece of various sheep breeds. There are different varieties of sheep breeds that give wool with different fibers for thinness, length, shine and resistance.
Wool is famous worldwide for its next-to-skin softness, strength, innate versatility and technical benefits. Australian Merino wool's versatility extends from luxury fashion to high-performance active wear, underwear, leisure wear, accessories and homewares.
The recent increase in demand for technical garments has greatly improved the spread of wool in the sportswear sector. The intrinsic properties of this natural fiber (effective control of odors, extraordinary breathability and excellent moisture management) cannot be matched by artificial fibers and protect the wearer from extreme temperatures.
SAVIO SOLUTIONS FOR WOOL YARN PROCESSING
Savio offers numerous solutions for processing of wool and luxury yarns. In particular, the Savio Polar Evolution and Eco PulsarS winders can be set up with different feeding types suitable for the woolen segment (feeding with bobbins from 200 to 450 mm, self-acting, packages and remnant cones) and a complete series of accessories for processing of wool, cashmere and carded, semi-worsted, combed, single and twisted yarns in a range of titles from Nm 1 to Nm 150.