Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Why Wool is Awesome #3 - Absorbency

One factor that can play a big role in how comfortable a fabric is for wearing is absorbency. Wool is the most absorbent fiber out there, capable of holding 30% of its weight in moisture.

You can stay dryer and more comfortable when wearing wool -- a piece of wool will still feel dry to the touch after it has absorbed 30% of its weight in moisture. Compare that to cotton, a fabric that starts to feel wet to the touch after absorbing 15% of its weight in moisture.

Humidity... perspiration... they don't stand a chance against wool's powers of absorbency!

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