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9 Benefits of Merino Wool Socks

9 Benefits of Merino Wool Socks

In a world increasingly conscious of sustainability and comfort, the spotlight has turned towards one of nature's most remarkable gifts—Merino wool. Sourced from sheep living on a simple diet of water, air, sunshine, and grass, Merino wool stands out as a 100% natural fibre with a myriad of benefits.

This article delves into the exceptional properties that make Merino wool a standout choice, especially for those engaged in activities that demand both warmth and breathability. From its unique reaction to body temperature changes to its renewable nature, Merino wool emerges as a versatile and eco-friendly companion in the realm of sportswear.

1) 100% Natural

Wool is 100% natural grown year-round by sheep consuming a simple blend of water, air, sunshine and grass.

2) Warm & Cool

Merino wool is an active fibre that reacts to changes in body temperature. So it helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot, perfect fibre for running in, especially around your feet that can get very hot in the summer and cold in the winter.

3) 100% Renewable

Every year Merino sheep produce a new fleece, making wool a completely renewable fibre.

4) Naturally Breathable

Merino wool is one of the most breathable fibres. Wool fibres can absorb large quantities of moisture vapour then move it away to evaporate into the air. As we all know our feet can get very hot and sweet when running so having a natural fibre that wicks moisture away quickly is essential. 

5) Naturally Elastic

Natural elasticity helps Merino wool garments stretch with you, yet return to their original shape. So Merino wool clothing is ideal to wear when exercising. After washing our socks may feel tighter, however given its a natural fibre, merino wool will go back to its natural shape, unlike manmade fibres like polyester. 

6) 100% Biodegradable

When a wool fibre is disposed of, it will naturally decompose in soil in a matter of years, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth. That's right when you have w

7) Soft on Skin

Merino wool fibres are extremely fine, enabling them to bend far more than traditional, coarser wool fibres. This makes Merino wool feel soft and luxuriously gentle next to your skin.

8) UV Resistant

Merino wool clothing provides good protection from the sun, compared with the protection from other fibres. As a natural fibre, evolved over millions of years to protect sheep against the elements, Merino wool absorbs UV radiation providing protection from the sun. This makes it a good choice for a wide range of outdoor activities.

9) Odour Resistant

In contrast to synthetics, Merino wool can absorb moisture vapour which means less sweat on your body. Merino wool even absorbs the odour molecules from sweat, which are only released upon washing.  You don’t actually need to wash your Moggans after every run…

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