You don’t like fabric that’s itchy on your skin but you still want to feel warm, which you can by wearing wool? We’ve made the perfect product for that which contains merino wool and organic cotton. Merino wool is a lot softer and thinner than other sorts of wool, and the cotton helps the product to maintain its shape.
Merino Wool (natural fiber)
We use Merino wool because it’s softer and thinner than conventional wool. It’s a very absorbent textile, and does not absorb sweat odor. It even keeps you warm if it’s wet.
The biggest part of Merino wool is produced in Australia. When using Merino wool you have to make sure that no mulesing has taken place. In most countries this is now illegal, but you still see this happening in some parts of Australia. Mulesing is a procedure in which a 5-7 cm wide slice of skin is cut from each side of the sheep’s buttock area without pain relief to allegedly eliminate flystrike.
- Softer and thinner than regular wool
- Doesn’t absorb sweat odor
- Warms when wet
- Temperature regulating
- Animal cruelty issues
Organic Cotton (natural fiber)
The reason we use organic cotton instead of conventional cotton is quite simple; It’s better for you and for the planet. Of course the farming and process requires more knowledge and observation, and is far more expensive and complicated than the production of conventional cotton, but opposite conventional cotton that uses roughly 7% of the worlds pesticides and 16% of the worlds insecticides, organic cotton uses none!
- 71% less water is used in the production compared to conventional cotton
- No toxic chemicals used on the field where the cotton grows
- The cotton-farmers aren’t exposed to any kind of chemicals
- It’s better for the planet and for you
- It’s more expensive compared to production of conventional cotton
- It still needs a lot of water to grow the cotton