Why sheep's wool

What if I told you that there is a fabric that warms in winter, cools in summer, keeps you warm even when wet, doesn't wrinkle, doesn't smell, is antibacterial, doesn't burn, and despite its properties is still light and thin? Amazingly, its secret lies not in state-of-the-art technology, but in its purely natural material. Introducing merino wool! What does this miraculous wool have to offer?

 

Temperature stability

Sheep's wool has thermoregulating and insulating properties. Sheep's hair shrinks and expands according to the ambient temperature. This allows it to take on body temperature and prevents excessive sweating or feeling cold. When in contact with the human body, the wool warms up to a temperature of 36.6 °C and maintains it at the same level, regardless of the ambient conditions, even at high and very low temperatures.

Wool clothing keeps you comfortably warm all year round without overheating, making wool widely used even during summer.

 

The beneficial warmth of sheep's wool

The dry warmth that sheep's wool generates, also due to its ability to wick away moisture, helps with muscle, joint and spinal pain and is beneficial for blood circulation. Rheumatism sufferers, migraine sufferers or those suffering from kidney or gynaecological problems.

Woolen belts and braces will warm up the sore spot and help your body recover faster. Lanolin, which is a natural component of sheep's wool, is able to soothe irritated skin and even has limited anti-inflammatory effects.

 

It keeps you warm even if you sweat or get wet

If merino wool is known, it's mostly for its "warming" potential. Another very distinct benefit is that due to natural circulation, merino wool absorbs and then evaporates moisture to the outside environment. Therefore, if you are too hot, it can transfer the excess heat from the outside of the 1st layer away from the body. This benefit therefore does not preclude the use of merino layer 1 even in summer. The clear implication is that merino is a perfectly ideal first layer for the mountains, where you will experience large temperature differences even in summer.

Sheep's wool absorbs moisture well, absorbing water in a volume of more than 30% of its weight. Sheep's wool easily gets rid of moisture once it is in a dry environment again.

 

Naturally antibacterial

The keratin in the fibres of sheep's wool breaks down unwanted bacteria so that clothing lasts longer without odour. Sheep's wool is proven to be hypoallergenic. To date, no allergies have been proven from sheep wool blankets. On the contrary, everything indicates that wool blankets are very suitable for allergy sufferers. They are even often referred to as natural hollow fibre. Sheep's wool repels dust mites and other microorganisms that cause allergic reactions, among other things.

 

Low maintenance

Merino wool fibres have small flakes on their surface that can cope with common dirt and make cleaning easier. Just shake it out. However, if you need to wash it, hand washing in water up to 30 °C with added lanolin is recommended. Then squeeze the water out of the wool and dry it on a horizontal surface in the shade.

 

It is environmentally friendly

Sheep's wool is a 100% natural material obtained by shearing sheep. Sheep's wool as a material can therefore be seen as a natural renewable resource. When the life of the material is over, the sheep's wool returns to the soil where it decomposes naturally. At this stage, it releases valuable nutrients into the soil. Natural sheep's wool takes a very short time to decompose, whereas most synthetic materials take many years to decompose.

    

 

 

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