Of all the textiles out there, wool is one that reigns supreme in the category of “all-rounder” Warm, biodegradable, odour-resistant, moisture-wicking, thermo-regulating and fast drying. Need we say more? The fabric’s innate moisture management and antibacterial properties mean your clothes don’t smell as quickly so you don’t have to wash them as often as other fabrics.
Another big factor in its popularity is its warmth relative to weight – The fabric contains a natural loft that efficiently traps heat between the fibres. These inherently porous fibres help transport sweat away from your skin, meaning you are not left feeling cold and clammy after a workout.
In a nutshell, below are a few of the benefits of wearing wool…
IT HELPS REGULATE BODY TEMPERATURE
Helping keep your body at a stable temperature. When it’s cold outside, the natural crimps and bends in its fibres trap air, insulating you. When it’s warm outside, it transports sweat quickly away from the skin, helping to keep you cool and dry.
IT KEEPS YOU DRY AND SWEAT FREE
Merino wool transports sweat and moisture away from skin as a vapour.
IT’S ODOUR RESISTANT
Woollen clothes resist the build-up of odours. As wool wicks sweat from the body, it also rejects bacteria, which is what causes odour as well as infections like foot fungus. When you wear merino wool socks and clothing, you can use them over a long period and work up a sweat without worrying about odours or bacteria collecting. You won’t need to wash wool garments as frequently as synthetic clothes.
What is Merino wool better at than traditional wool? It’s super-fine and soft.
IT’S FIRE RESISTANT
Woollen material doesn’t typically support flames. Instead, it smoulders for a generally short amount of time before self-extinguishing. Unlike synthetic fabrics such as polyester, wool doesn’t melt, drip, or stick to the skin when it burns.
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