What is the natural color of wool fibers?

Sheep's wool

Wool is a unique natural material that, in addition to its warming properties, has a healing effect. It is no coincidence that many children's things are made of especially soft wool, which not only gives heat, but also heals. Due to the special structure of the fibers, the material has an antibacterial, analgesic effect. Medicine has long been considering different varieties of wool for the treatment of ailments.

Modern fashion and wool are inseparable concepts. The softness, warmth, shape that the material conveys to clothing, bedspreads and blankets, accessories, are not comparable with anything. But the price of woolen products has never been low, so things made of wool are purchased for more than one season, providing appropriate care and washing, so that the product lasts as long as possible.

Shades of wool in different animals

Natural wool has one color, and after washing, its intensity and tonality may change. The fact is that the wool fiber in the cortical layer has pigment particles, they are not visible at the usual look, but these pigment grains of black, red tint, when rinsing the wool, affect its final color.

Natural colors of wool

Different animals give different coat colors. The most expensive is white wool. It has a special softness and lends itself to coloring in any color. But white is still closer to the milky color. It is also sometimes called unbleached. The fact is that natural fiber contains sweat, animal fat, which also affect the color of raw materials, even after washing.

The natural colors of this material are mainly: gray, brown, black, milky, beige.

Alpaca has a variety of colors, but the shades are mostly black, dark brown, light gray, white and cream shades. It turns out this noble thread, which is highly appreciated. In antiquity, clothes were made from her for royalty.


Unusual animals giving the best fleece are called:

  • wakaya;
  • suri.

The coat is so soft in suri that it resembles plush. Such fiber practically does not go on sale due to the enormous price.

Raw material from wakaya is the main type of alpaca found in stores.


It gives a fleece with special thermal properties of a llama; it is not in vain that a coat is made from this material. The weight of the raw material is small, but its dense consistency and thermostaticity allow these raw materials to be rated quite high among different types of fibers.

In addition, the llama has healing properties.


The fleece obtained from a camel also has healing properties. This material is filled with blankets, pillows, make clothes for the home. This material contains lanolin, which, when heated from the surface of the human body, has a relaxing, relieving muscle pain effect. In addition, this material does not attract dust, so that things in the household of camel fleece are ideal. The color of natural fiber is beige, light brown.


The fleece that gives the yak can have several shades of color: gray, and brown, and dark gray. Due to the special structure of the rune, it is impossible to obtain overheating or overcooling in products. Clothes from this fiber are worn, both in heat and in cold, by some peoples.


Goat fleece has the unique property of keeping warm. It was thanks to this animal that cashmere and mohair appeared.

Angora goats

Products from goat's wool are the lightest in weight, but very warm. Goat hair helps with exacerbations of varicose veins, and also relieves pain in tonsillitis.

Cashmere goat


Sheep wool (merino) has been used since ancient times. In modern days, carpets are made of them, blankets and pillows are filled, and plaids are made. Merino is useful for diseases of the musculoskeletal system, neuralgia. The color of natural fibers varies from white to beige. And in tones it can change, starting from the lightest shades, ending with almost brown. The most valuable sheep fleece is white.

Merino Sheep


The Angora rabbit fluff is mainly used, since the hair is very short in pile. The famous Angora thread used in the manufacture of winter knitwear is made from rabbit fluff. Raw materials are ideal for creating sweaters, hats and mittens.

Angora down rabbits

2. Dead and living hair

Dead hair is collected from already dead animals. Most often it is collected in slaughterhouses. A living sheared with animals in the process of their life .

Sheep Merino Sheep

It is believed that only a living fleece has the desired quality, due to the natural coating produced by the skin of the animal, it is endowed with all the necessary properties that have a therapeutic effect.

Woolen products are first of all high-quality things that can not only warm in severe frosts, but also help with certain ailments. Cashmere, angora, mohair, alpaca - all these varieties of wool fiber are synonymous with excellent quality and long life.