ORGANIC WOOL IS PRODUCED ETHICALLY AND IT WARMS YOUR BODY AND SOUL
Our wool is ethically produced organic merino wool ( mulesing free ). The wool is produced in South America: Argentina and Uruguay.
There are many aspects included in ecological production e.g. environmental and social factors, which we wish to support by getting our raw material from producers using this method of production.
Ruskovilla organic merino wool is produced according to the criteria of IVN (Internationaler Verband der Naturtextilwirtschaft e.V.). The yarn is spun by a german spinnery, and it is certified by IMO (Institute for Marketecology).
More about organic wool: www.naturtextil.com and www.imo.ch
Merno wool - an inimitable natural product
- Feels soft, elastic and pleasant
- Lets air through and does not cause perspiration
- Absorbs moisture without feeling wet, warms you even when damp
- Neutralises skin excretions
The sheep is man's oldest domestic animal. Its wool has been used for clothing by man for as long as 10,000 years. Scientists around the world are trying to copy the properties of wool with man-made fibres, but without success. Wool is inimitable.
The reasons for the unique characteristics of wool are to be found in its chemical and physical properties: crimp, elasticity and an ability to absorb moisture which cannot be matched.
The crimp derives from the difference in tension between the ortocortex and paracortex of the main tissue. Products made of crimped wool are porous, enhancing thermal insulation.
The crimp also gives the fibres elasticity and resilience. Because of the elasticity, the insulating properties of wool do not fade with time and use. Wool does not crease and quickly returns to shape.
Wool is a warm fibre. After absorbing moisture, chemical reactions take place in its fibres. These reactions release heat and make the fibre feel warm against the skin.
Wool is capable of absorbing up to 35 per cent water without feeling damp.