Merino Wool, a Cornerstone to Fox River Outdoor Adventure
Why Merino Wool Yarn is the best for Performance Socks
Fox River Utilizes RWS Certified Wool
The Responsible Wool Standard is a voluntary standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and the land they graze on.
Responsible Wool Standard Objectives
- Provide the industry with a tool to recognize the best practices of farmers.
- Ensure that wool comes from farms that have a progressive approach to managing their land, practice holistic respect for animal welfare of the sheep and respect the Five Freedoms of animal welfare.
- Ensure strong chain of custody for certified materials as they move through the supply chain.
Merino Wool is on another level when it comes to Natural Fibers.
Don’t mix up Merino Wool with the itchy or scratchy wool of bygone days. Merino Wool is at the tip-top of the natural fibers game. It is finer than traditional wool, sustainably sourced, biodegradable, and most importantly it is renewable.
But Merino Wool isn’t just great for the environment. It also has many other fantastic benefits.
Worried about a long day of hard wear and tear on the mountain?
Merino Wool is an Anti-microbial, Odor-absorbing, little miracle fiber that provides great breathability in all weather conditions.
Since each fiber of Merino Wool is porous, the fine strands draw away the sweat vapor and order-causing bacteria from the skin to then be evaporated away. This process helps any strapped-for-room adventurer stay virtually stink free after a long day of hard earned miles.
Oh, Merino Wool is also buttery soft, making it one of the most soothing materials to have against your feet on any long and winding road.
So Merino Wool has already chalked up as the environmental winner of yarns, helps keep feet from becoming swamp creatures, and it feels super duper nice against your feet. That is a good list but we have a few more things to add.
Say goodbye to hot foot and chilly toes!
Merino Wool also helps with temperature regulation. Since Merino Wool is a natural fiber that comes from an animal that live outside in various extreme climates, nature crafted Merino Wool to have its own climate control.
When it's too cold out, the Merino Wool fibers trap air inside their porous structure to keep your feet nice and warm. And when it is too hot, those same fibers will draw away the sweat from your feet in the form of vapor, which then evaporates away, keeping your feet cool and dry.
What about caring for your Merino Wool socks?
So Easy! Wash on a low temperature, using a mild soap. Line dry the socks after they are done and resist the urge to wring out the water from the socks to ensure the elasticity of the fibers
Never use bleach on the Merino Wool fibers since it can destroy the fibers or Fabric Softener which will coat the Merino Wool fibers, preventing their natural wonder from shining through.
There may be a multitude of options out there when it comes to wrapping your feet for adventure but keep in mind all the benefits of Merino Wool that we have discussed and the obvious benefits of this miraculous natural fiber should make it pretty clear what you should do.
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