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I AM Breathable
I can absorb large quantities of vapour then move it away to evaporate into the air. So, clothing made from me is extremely breathable and less prone to clamminess.
I AM Lightweight
Compared to other fibres I have excellent warmth-to-weight ratio. This means that at a lighter weight I can insulate more.
I AM Elastic
I am naturally more elastic than any other natural fibre due to my crimp (natural waviness). I can be extended by 30% when I am dry and up to 60-70% when I am wet.
I AM Soft
I am extremely fine and flexible, so I feel soft and gentle next to your skin. I am measured in microns. 1 micron = 1 millionth of a metre. The lower my micron number the finer I am.
I AM Water-repellent
I have a waxy coating, making me water-repellent, but still allowing for the absorption of water vapour. Spills don’t easily soak and can be brushed off me. If you are caught in a rain shower with me it will take quite some time before the rain penetrates me, so I will keep you dry. Even when I eventually do get wet I will generate heat and keep you warm.
I AM Stain-resistant
I will resist stains due to my water repellent nature. Due to my ability to absorb moisture I will not attract lint and dust from the air. I prevent a build up of static electricity.
I AM Anti-wrinkle
At a microscopic level, I look like a coiled spring that returns to its natural shape after being bent or stretched.This means I am naturally resistant to wrinkling
I AM Easycare
You will not need to wash me as regularly as other fibres because the fatty acids that coat me naturally inhibit odour-forming bacteria. My waxy coating is also naturally resistslint to dirt and dust.
I AM Machinewashable
This means you can wash me at cold temperatures and I will remain the same. We know how important this is for IKKI moms.
I AM Fire resistant
I am naturally non-flammable so unlike other fibres I will not support a flame. I am good to have around to protect from accidents associated with fire.
I AM Natural barrier to UV
I will naturally protect you from the harmful UV rays. I can protect you up to a factor of 30+! I naturally absorb the suns UV rays before it can make contact with your skin.
I AM Body Temperature Regulator
Unlike any other fibre I can regulate temerature surrounding the body. In the Winter, I insulate by trapping dry air and warmth near the skin. In the Summer, my coil-like shape pulls excess heat and moisture from your skin, helping you to stay cooler.
I AM Natural | 自然的
I am 100%natural. I grow all year round on the back of sheep and only need a simple blend of water, air, sunshine and grass to become the superfibre that I am.
I AM Biodegradable
When I am disposed of, I will naturally decompose in soil in a matter of years, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth.
I AM Renewable
Every year I grow anew on my sheep’s back. This means I am a completely renewable fibre source.
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