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What is "Wool Top" - Definition & Explanation

Also referred to as worsted top, it is a continuous sliver from long, choice woolen fibers which are to be manufactured ultimately into worsted yarn The combing operation takes out the short fibers from the desired, choice stock.

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Refers to the process of washing with a cellulase enzyme -one which attacks the cellulose in the fabric- giving it a used, worn appearance and a desirable soft hand. The effect is similar to stone...

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