The largest producer of hair is China with around 90% of world production, the rest divided between France, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Chile and Argentina. The fibre consists of two  types – distinctive outer hair 8 / 9 cm in length and fineness 16/30my and an  undercoat of  14/15my. It’s usage is particularly in knitwear and fantasy yarns with 2 of it’s  features being it can absorb water up to 38% of its dry weight without feeling wet and  it’s light weight due to specific gravity is 1:10  compared to 1:31 wool .