Did you know… South African Merino wool is leading innovation in activewear, specifically as a base layer in sports apparel and that many sportspeople are choosing to wear wool while working out? Here’s why:
“Wool is incredible comfortable, soft, doesn’t itch, or crease, is lightweight and keeps its shape. It dries quickly when wet, retains warmth, is breathable for keeping cool and does not hang onto odour – no matter how intense the work out,” say Monica Ebert from Core Merino.
Has this peaked your interest? Here are 5 more facts about wool:
1: Wool keeps you cool
Merino fibres react and adapt with your body to keep you cool when the weather is hot. Ebert says that Merino wool has been particularly successful in running gear – soft, supple running shorts and t-shirts that wick moisture away to keep you cool while you run.
2: Wool protects you from sun exposure
Wool provides excellent levels of UV protection making it an optimal choice when worn outdoors.
3: Wool doesn’t need regular washing
Wool resists the build-up of odour molecules, which allows athletes to wear merino garments more and wash them less. Wool doesn’t trap the odour or sweat, and due to the protein molecules in the fibres, it’s also able to break down the odour-forming bacteria.
4: Wool helps to regulate body temperature
Wool keeps you dry during exercise due to its natural ability to absorb and release moisture, which results in less sweat build-up on your body.
5: Wool is environmentally-friendly
Merino wool is a completely natural fibre that is both biodegradable and renewable, so it is as gentle on the environment as it is on you. “Core Merino also sources its wool from South African sheep farmers who subscribe to a certain level of care for their animals and the environment,” says Ebert.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your wool activewear today!
Source: Fitness Magazine