Why Choose Wool?
Like other natural-fiber fabrics, wool is one of the oldest fabrics in human history, dating back to 4,000 B.C. Because of its outstanding characteristics, wool is considered one of the most versatile fabrics, and its unique combination of properties are unequaled by any manufactured property. When wool is woven or knitted air pockets are created which impart loft to the fabric and create an insulating air layer. Higher-quality wool fibers have more loft than lower-quality fibers.
Wool can absorb up to 30 percent of its weight without feeling damp. It pulls moisture away from the body and evaporates it into the air.
The insulating air pockets in wool fabric keep body heat close to the body.
Wool fabrics feel springy, yet soft.
Wool is initially water-repellant. Light rain or snow will stay on the fabric surface or run off.
Wool is very durable and resilient. It resists tearing and abrasion, wears well and maintains its shape.
Wool doesn't soil easily and cleans well.
Wool is flame-resistant and burns slowly.