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MERINO WOOL VS. SYNTHETIC FABRIC

Wool truly is the most technical fibre

Merino wool is a completely natural fibre that is both renewable and biodegradable, so it's as gentle on the
environment as it is on you. Merino helps to regulate body temperature and keep you dry as the fibre naturally absorbs and releases moisture, maintaining a balance between the internal and external environment.

Synthetics have been trying to mimic the performance and attributes of wool for years. Common synthetic fabrics such as polar fleece leave the wearer feeling wet and clammy, sweaty and smelly and as they are petroleum-based they are highly flammable and have a detrimental effect on the environment. 

DID YOU KNOW?

Synthetic clothing ranks number two in the worldwide production of pollution, second only to oil. 

An astonishing 150 billion new clothing items are being made annually, most from synthetic materials which will not biodegrade. People are over-spending on cheap, disposable clothes that are wreaking havoc on our environment.

THE PROBLEM. 

Polyester is a polluting plastic made from fossil fuels and is in over half of our clothing. Every piece of polyester that has ever been made is still on the planet today. It contributes 10% of the total carbon output in the world – that’s 5 times more than all airline travel!

THE SOLUTION. 

It's really important that people choose a renewable fibre. Clothing made from natural fibres and materials like merino wool biodegrade easily, and use significantly less energy to produce than synthetics. What we choose to wear has a direct impact on the environment, so by choosing True Fleece you are choosing to do your bit for the future of our environment.

SYNTHETIC FILAMENT

A solid non-breathable, non-biodegradable noodle, made from fossil-fuel derived material. This type of synthetic is found in clothing worldwide, known as Polyester, Nylon, Elastane, Polyamide... the list goes on.

SYNTHETIC CONDUIT FILAMENT

A solid noodle as above, but this time with air pockets, to mimic wool fibre's breathability. This type of synthetic fibre is found in your duvet filler. 

MERINO WOOL FIBRE

A breathable, naturally complex structure, that's finer than your hair. It's like a mini brain within each staple length! It'll keep you warm, dry, it's fine, soft and silky, lightweight and breathable, provides good levels of UV protection and prevents stink!