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Wool Substitute Fibres

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1943

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in connection with the wool substitute fibres which are now being offered for sale, he will make it necessary for them to be clearly marked with a label so that they should not be bought by the public under the impression that they were purchasing woollen material?

No, Sir. It has always been the common practice of the wool textile industry to blend other fibres with sheep's wool, and it would be neither practicable nor desirable in war-time to require woollen fabrics containing fibres other than sheep's wool to be specially marked.