Is Shrunk In Very Hot Water And Pressed To A Felt Like Consistency.
This Makes The Boiled Wool Clothing Soft To The Touch
And Not Itchy Like Regular Wool.
Boiled Wool Is Also Warmer, More Wind Resistant,
Will Keep You Dryer In Rain and Light Weight.
Boiled Wool is produced in large special washing machines.
using heat & water, the scale structure of the wool, similar
to that of pinecones is broken up. The adjoining fibers in
the knitted fabrics are intertwined. The individual wool fibers
now shrink. The wool felts and the knitted fabric shrinks
up to forty percent in length & breadth. In doing this many
small air chambers are trapped in the fabric.
1. An almost constant temperature is maintained inside
a Boiled Wool Jacket even when it is cold or windy,
because the trapped air chambers work as a buffer zone.
2. Even in rain & snow, Boiled Wool provides excellent
protection against bad weather. The fat content
and the density of the fabric when felted add to the
fact that drops of water roll off the surface of the fabric.
Boiled Wool is very weather resistant because the felting
increases the strength and the friction resistance of wool.
3. Boiled Wool Jackets retain there shape for years due
to the natural elasticity in the fabric.
4. Boiled Wool is also Lighter In Weight & Not Itchy.