wool is one of the most commonly used and the most dependable
of staples used in textile manufacture. When wool is
sheared from a sheep, the hairs are all different lengths.
After shearing the fibers are sorted, and only the longest
fibers of the wool fleece are used to produce "worsted"
fabric. Worsted wool is wool that had been combed and
The long staple gives the finished product stability
and a smooth, clear finish. Wool's molecular structure
makes it stain resistant and elastic, two qualities
inherent in our solid color worsted twill tape. It stretches
to keep stockings gartered, yet has a tensile strength
greater than cotton.
Made in a variety of weights. More closely woven and
harder than wool flannel. Can have a very slight nap
on one side. tailors very well. Presses well and holds
a hard crease. Usually use for Men's suits, jackets
and trousers. Women's coats, suits, skirts, and tailored