Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbits, most likely originating in Ankara, Turkey. It is the only breed specializing in the production of wool for spinning. The hair in fact has a length ranging from 10 to 40 cm and is very fine and delicate: it has a thickness of just 10 microns. The average quantity per animal can vary from 700 grams per year to over 1 kg. Angora wool should not be confused with angora fiber, which is instead produced from the angora goat and is also called mohair.
Rabbit furs do not come from the meat industry as many think but from special farms, where animals are kept alive and clipped. Rabbits need to be brushed several times a week to keep the fur from matting. Angora wool is produced in Europe, Chile, the United States, but China is the world's largest producer.
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