Wool plays a pivotal role in the textile industry. The special feature of the fibre makes it supremely valuable as a textile fibre of outstanding importance. Wool can enhance other fibre properties when blended, extending its application into a new product. This study focused on the selection of the new developed geno type sheeps wool from CSWRI, blending it with a natural vegetable fibre which will result in obtaining of new spun wool yarns with selected proportions, eco dye the same and make wool as best suited for apparel production.

Wool grows in locks, which are called the 'Staple' consisting of thousand of individual fibres. Wool may be classified into fine, medium and coarse or carpet type wool. The quality of wool fibre depends on the breeding, climate, food, general care and health of the animal. Wool has a natural crimp which helps to increase elasticity and strength. It has springiness or resilience which no other natural fibre possesses. Wool fibres are hygroscopic and the most hydrophilic of textile fibres.

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About the Authors:

Dr. Jayalakshmi. I is Assistant Professor with Dept of Costume Design and Fashion, P.S.G College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore & Dr. Amsamani. S is Reader at Dept. of Textiles and Clothing, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore.