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Mindful Merino Shawls
Keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Merino wool breathes and manages moisture better than any other fiber.
Australian Merino wool is an entirely natural and renewable fibre. It is grown year-around by Australia’s 70 Million Merino sheep, consuming a simple blend of water, air, sunshine and grass. When Merino fibre is disposed of, it will naturally decompose in soil in a matter of years, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth…making it the perfect wool for a mindful meditation shawl.
Time for a little science: Breathability is the ability of a fabric or fiber to transport moisture in the vapor state from an area of higher humidity to an area of lower humidity. In other words, the more breathable a product is the better it is at removing moisture for the microclimate (the space between your skin and the garment). As your body heats up, the moisture vapors will be absorbed by the wool fiber, and released to the drier environment outside of the fabric, releasing heat and keeping the wearer dry and comfortable. A Merino fiber can absorb and retain up to 30% of its own weight in moisture and still feel dry to the touch.
Natural Heating and Cooling
Think of a sheep. When they get a bit chilly, they don’t head to the closet and grab another layer. When they get warm they don’t throw on a cotton t-shirt. They only get one shot at it and Mother Nature has given them the perfect clothing to keep them comfortable year around in all kinds of conditions.
Wool has a natural crimp to it that helps it trap more dead air than any other fiber. Dead air is a fantastic insulator and provides a great buffer against the cold.
Plus, wool fibers do such a good job of moving moisture away from the skin that even if the fabric is soaking wet the surface area of your skin will remain dry. Merino fibers and fabrics can absorb up to 30% of their dry weight before feeling wet. Most synthetics feel wet after they absorb less than 7%.
Wool has the ability to store moisture within the structure of the fiber. As your body warms up, the moisture stored with the fiber will begin to evaporate, cooling the air between your skins and the fabric. The warmer you get the more evaporation takes place and the larger the cooling effect.
Only wool has the ability to wick away moisture in its vapor state.
Because of wool’s ability to effectively manage moisture, odor-causing bacteria don’t have the moist environment they need to thrive. You can wear wool during intense activity and over extended periods of time without having to worry about odor.
Ditch the Itch
Wool is infamous for being an itchy fabric. Merino wool however, is a different story.
The “itchiness” people associate with wool is determined by the diameter of the fibers used. Larger, broader fibers are less flexible and have less ability to bend, which results in a prick when pressed against the skin, causing the sensation of itch. Merino wool is able to ditch the itch thanks to its fiber’s smaller diameter, or being “finer”. These fibers are more flexible and softly bend when pressed against the skin and, therefore, doesn’t itch like other wool.
Natural Sun Protection
Merino wool naturally protects against the suns harmful rays, UPF of 30+ -50+
Each Mindful Shawl comes with a Personalized Mindful Quote
x 50 Inches
Hand wash and air dry (preferred) or dry clean – furrier process
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