Benefits of wool

Natural, renewable fiber- Wool comes from sheep and is a renewable source of material! Using wool in clothing is great for the environment

Highly Breathable:

Wool garments are naturally breathable down to the fiber level. While synthetics only breathe through pores in between the fibers in the fabric, wool fibers naturally allow air to flow. The breathability of wool will not feel clammy when you sweat and will prevent you from overheating.

Wool keeps you dry:

Wool fibers wick moisture away from your skin and can absorb around 30% of their weight before you feel wet. This moisture is then released from the fabric through evaporation.

Both absorbs and repels water:

The cortex of the fiber absorbs moisture, while the epicuticle scales on the outside of the fiber are hydrophobic. This allows wool to simultaneously absorb moisture from your skin while resisting external moisture like rain or snow. The scales also give a wool garment a dry skin-feel even after it has absorbed moisture.

Soft skin feel, not itchy:

Wool fibers are treated to reduce the prominence of natural scales, which cause the rough, itchy feel of old wool products. Vardhaman wool is also made up of small diameter fibers that are not prickly or irritating.

Excellent temperature regulation:

 Thin fibers allow tiny air pockets in the fabric to trap your body heat, which provides superb insulation. As moisture evaporates on hot days, the air in these pockets cools and keeps you feeling comfortable.

Warm even when wet:

When fibers absorb moisture, they also release small amounts of heat, which can help you stay warm on a cool, wet day.

Both absorbs and repels water:

The cortex of the fiber absorbs moisture, while the epicuticle scales on the outside of the fiber are hydrophobic. This allows wool to simultaneously absorb moisture from your skin while resisting external moisture like rain or snow. The scales also give a wool garment a dry skin-feel even after it has absorbed moisture.

Very low flammability:

Wool naturally extinguishes itself and will not catch on fire. It will also not melt or stick to your skin like synthetics will.

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