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What is "Noil" - Definition & Explanation

Shorter fibres separated from longer fibres in combing.
Noil is sportier in appearance and created by short fibers, often from the innermost part of the cocoon. Has the look of hopsack but much softer.
The shorter fibres separated from the longer fibres by combing during the preparatory process before spinning. Noils are a mixture of short and broken fibres, neps and vegetable matter. Noils may be used as one of the components in the woollen and felt trades.

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