Wool products made from Icelandic wool, including homespun and knitted goods, were for centuries one of Iceland's most important exports. In addition, wool provided the basis for the nation's clothing. As a breed, the Icelandic sheep is unique, the purity of the strain having been protected by centuries of isolation and a total absence of contact with others. Distinct in its composition, Icelandic wool consists of two types of fibers that are both insulating and water repellent. Given this valuable and rare combination of Icelandic wool, it has no counterpart anywhere else in the world. The Icelandic wool and its natural benefits (being warm, water repellant, lightweight, breathable, odor resistant and biodegradable) is a unique raw material suitable for a range of climates. Here you’ll find a list of Icelandic wool companies.