What is 'Lana Vergine'?

What is 'Lana Vergine'?

"Lana vergine" is an Italian expression that translates into English as "virgin wool". It refers to pure, untreated and unprocessed wool. Lana vergine is a natural fiber derived directly from sheep or other animals and does not contain any additives or impurities.
The term "vergine" refers to the fact that the wool is virgin, not subjected to chemical or mechanical processing, and it retains its natural properties and qualities. Lana vergine has high strength, thermal insulation and other characteristics that make it a valuable material for the production of high quality yarns and textiles. This natural fiber is popular with hand knitters and textile manufacturers who appreciate the uniqueness and quality of natural materials.
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