What is angora (cloth)
There are things that remain loved, even when buried in holes. They feel special warmth and comfort. To this category are some woolen products from the angora. Not everyone understands what it is, so let's try to explain.
Angora - a fabric made from the fluff of a special breed of Angora goat or Angora rabbit. Initially, only goat wool was brought into production, which were imported from Turkey, but could not be widely adopted in new territories. Then the breeders brought out a unique shaggy rabbit, from which it was possible to pluck down the fur to create Angora yarn.
Angora is a fabric that is named after the Turkish city of Ankara. But, since Turkish goats were more difficult to breed than rabbits, and the popularity of things from soft fluff did not fall, today the fabric of goat hair is labeled WM and called mohair. And the cloth from the fluff of rabbits received the marking WA and the name "Angora".
An angora fabric, which includes wool, viscose, polyester or acrylic, is widely used for sewing women's dresses, sweaters, jackets and skirts. Sometimes the production uses not synthetic fibers, but other types of woolen threads. Various additives are needed to improve performance, since the angora itself is a capricious fabric. In addition, the use of synthetic and natural additives can reduce the price of tissue. Pure fiber from the Angora fuzz has a rather high cost.
The fluff of the Angora rabbit is mostly white or gray, less often there are black specimens. Downy hairs can be up to fifteen centimeters long, although there are specimens with a hair length of 30 cm. Due to their hollowness, the fibers make it possible to create a very light and incredibly warm fabric. Learn a fabric with an admixture of angora fluff can be a typical nap.
Does tissue have flaws?
Angora is a fabric that has a number of advantages. These include softness and lightness. And the fabric is fluffy and cozy, is perceived to the touch very pleasantly. The undeniable merit of things from the angora is their warmth. Even a thin blouse or sweater is excellent for warming on a cold day.
But there were some shortcomings, too. Unfortunately the angora is getting better. This process continues even with the most careful care. This is due to the surprising silkiness of the fibers. They are so smooth and soft that they gradually fall out of the yarn. This, by the way, is one of the reasons why fibers of other species are added to the fabric.
How to care for the cloth?
Of course, we must take care not for the fabric itself, but for the products made from it. And here is another drawback, which greatly complicates the care of things. The fact is that the angora can not be washed, not even washed, but generally drunk. Things must be protected from the rain, so that they do not deteriorate. Therefore, the main care - timely visits to dry cleaning. Although some housewives claim that you can refresh your favorite thing from the angora with a hand wash with shampoo and glycerin. But manufacturers do not agree with them, so do not take risks, it's better to use the services of professionals.
What customers say
The angora fabric, which the owners of products from it are sure to express (they can be heard right in the shops), sells very well. The fact is that we have cold winters, and things from this fabric are carefully warmed. That is why on the shelves of shops there are always warm coats and sweaters, dresses and sweaters, and recently there were even socks from the angora. And all this is bought up with the onset of cold weather.
And a lot of reviews leave allergy sufferers. For them, things from angora become a real salvation, because, unlike synthetics, they do not cause a negative reaction of the organism. It also helps to increase the popularity of tissue.