It was once the proud boast that Australia rode on the sheep's back. The country was known worldwide for the quality of its wool, and export income showed it. Synthetic fibres changed that picture. Modern fabrics are often blends of natural and man-made fibres, and Australian wool exports have suffered accordingly.
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