Since the Stone Age wool has been known as one of the most effective weather protectors to man. It's 100% natural and every year sheep will produce a new fleece making it a renewable source, which makes the wool industry a sustainable one for future generations. At the end of its useful life wool can be returned to the soil, where it decomposes and releases valuable nutrients into the ground.

Wool has many benefits as a natural material, firstly it is a natural insulator not only keeping you warm in the winter but cool in the summer. Wool fibres are tightly packed together, this unique structure allows it to absorb and release moisture, either in the atmosphere or through perspiration. Wool has the ability to absorb moisture vapour making it incredibly breathable. It is far more efficient than other textiles at absorbing perspiration and releasing it into the air before bacteria has a chance to develop and produce unpleasant smells. Wool is naturally safe, it tends not to cause allergies and certainly does not encourage the growth of bacteria, because of its high water and nitrogen content. Wool is naturally flame retardant and will not melt.

In recent years the debate over synthetics vs. wool has re-emerged and with it the huge benefits that Merino wool fibres have. The modern wool fabric has incredible performance benefits over synthetics and can be a great addition to your technical wardrobe. Merino wool has a soft feel to the skin. The wool fibres are treated to reduce the itchy feeling that you can get with old wool products. All wool products are washable at a low temperature. The naturally protective outer layer of Merino will prevent stains from being absorbed.

We at the Slipper Box are all wool lovers, not necessarily just because of all the benefits of this fabulous natural material but, also because of the comfort and great looks!

Visit this Autumn and become a wool lover