Melton wool is made from sheeps wool woven into a twill formation. It is a dense yet soft material from being well fulled, a process which includes scouring and thickening (cleaning off the oils and then beating and agitating the fibres). The wool then gets napped, where the fibres get raised up and sheered closely creating a smooth finish. With a felt-like surface Melton Wool has a strong fibre structure giving it a finished look with non-fraying edges.
In British history Melton Wool has been a symbol for both the elite as well the working class.
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