Advancements in softening treatments for human hair have inspired a ‘first-of-its-kind’ project to look at ways of making typically thick, coarse Scottish sheep fleece more suitable for use in clothing and other textile products.
Highlands-based sustainable weaver and zero-waste clothing maker, Prickly Thistle Scotland has teamed up with luxury woollen mill, Johnstons of Elgin, to explore a new process that could see natural, ‘eco-friendly’ Scottish wool fibres used more widely in the Scottish textiles industry. The research project is being conducted by the Glasgow-based Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) and the University of Edinburgh.
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