A fibre similar to wool is acrylic.
- Acrylic fabric is made with plastic threads.
- The plastic threads are made of a man-made polymer fibre created from fossil fuels through a chemical process.
- Acrylic fabric is made in a way similar to the production of polyamide fabric (or nylon fabric) and polyester fabric.
- Acrylic fibre closely resembles the look and feel of wool fibres.
- Many sweaters and blankets are not created from natural wool but from a kind of synthetic fibre known as acrylic.