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November 18, 2017
Why boiled Merino wool?
Boiled wool is a felted version of wool, more compact to the touch. If you are looking for a natural, breathable wool that is at the same time more windproof and more water-repellent, boiled wool is for you.
Boiled wool is really just knitted wool that has been shrunk by using hot water and soap suds to become felted. Remember that time when you shrunk your beautiful Merino sweater in the washing machine or tumble drier? Well, what you got was boiled wool - unfortunately, a size to fit your cat! But that beautiful thick woollen fabric is what we use for our boiled wool jackets, and there is nothing like having an outer layer of boiled wool garment for keeping you warm in winter!
Boiled merino wool is also a natural antibacterial, so bad odors are not easily built up in the garment – this means that you don’t have to wash your woolen garment vigorously, but actually a good airing out or a few hours in the freezer will often do the trick. This also helps keep your garment in a great condition for longer. And of course you must never put it in the dryer. Instead, lay it flat to air dry on a towel.
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