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Once the backbone of the British empire, wool has declined in value so much that it's being buried or burned by farmers who pay more to shear a sheep than they can get for its fibers. Three people in the UK are trying to change this, coming at it from slightly different perspectives. Each is passionate about engaging in—and reviving—what was once a thriving industry.

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