We will know by price whether the all wool is new wool or not.
The rags are washed, ground up, and prepared to mix with the new wool.
Do you know that the wool skirt which you are wearing may not be made of all new wool?
Shoddy, a stuff woven of old woollen fabrics teased into fibre and of new wool intermixed.
When shoddy-wool is placed in liquor potass it is much more speedily attacked than new wool.
The greater portion of this class of goods in carded yarns contains little or no new wool in its make-up.
The result is that there is not wool enough to provide the public with clothing made of new wool.
The per cent of new wool should be told and the price made accordingly.
If only new wool were used, there would not be enough raised in the world to clothe everybody.