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5 reasons to wear merino in the summer

When things warm up, most of us grab for lighter clothes that are usually made of cotton. It just seems the right thing to do. And there's nothing wrong with that. However, there is a better alternative when considering the fabric of your summer clothes - merino wool. Yes, wool. That quintessential cold-weather insulator. Many of us associate wool products with their winter wardrobes and it may sound odd at first but merino wool is in fact perfect for all year round use thanks to its thermoregulatory attributes. Study carried out by the University of Otago (link) showed that when 10 trained men wore T-shirts in three different fabrics in temperatures of 8°C and 32°C, woollen T-shirts came out as...

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What is gsm and what has it got to do with T-shirts?

Have you noticed that all Feelwear product descriptions include merino weight expressed in gsm? Perhaps you haven’t paid that much attention to it but gsm is actually pretty important. What is gsm in merino? GSM stands for grams per square meter. Fabric gsm means weight of one square meter fabric in grams (also known as gm/m2.) Ounce per square yard (oz/sq2) is the imperial measurement which is also commonly used. GSM value depends on the type of raw materials (wool, silk, etc.) used and on the amount of raw fabric that has gone into making the fabrics. Generally, the thicker the fabric the higher the gsm value. And lower gsm means a thinner fabric. What is a good weight to consider? If you want a premium...

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How to wash and take care for your merino wool clothes?

Taking care of your beloved merino wool apparel is easy if you follow these simple instructions.  Rest your merino garments for 24 hours before wearing again. The natural resilience of wool allows it to shed wrinkles and return to its natural shape. We recommend airing your wool garments after each wear - this allows any moisture to evaporate, prevent odours and eliminate the need for excess washing or cleaning Washing your merino clothes Most merino wool garments are machine washable. Before you put your merino wool clothes in the washing machine, check the care label to see the manufacturer’s recommended method of cleaning. All products by Feelwear, including merino silk blend shirts, are machine washable. Turn the merino wool clothes...

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