There are apparently more sheep in Cumbria than people & the sheep thrive out on the open fells despite the Lakeland climate. The hills are also populated with walkers, runners & cyclists, many who also appreciate the benefits of wearing wool in all weathers. Wool does a fantastic job of regulating body temperature, dries quickly, wicks away sweat, does a much better job of insulating than cotton or synthetics and can be worn for days without getting smelly so is ideal for back packing. As well as sheep and walkers Cumbria is also the home of EDZ who have been...

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EDZ’s guide to merino wool

EDZ’s quick guide to merino wool Merino are a breed of sheep that produce a particularly fine grade of wool that is soft enough to be worn next to the skin comfortably. Merino wool is warmer than cotton or synthetics. Merino wool is a natural climate control material which regulates temperature. Merino wool has excellent anti-odour properties so can be worn for many days before needing a wash – particularly useful when travelling. Merino wool wicks and absorbs moisture and unlike cotton or synthetics will still help keep you warm even when damp. Explore more with EDZ Merino Merino Wool Care...

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Merino Wool Care Guide

Merino Wool Care Guide To ensure that you get the most out of your EDZ Merino garments here are some useful tips. EDZ Merino is machine washable to 30C. Take extra care when wool is wet as it is susceptible to damage Do not wash with items that could catch such as jeans with rivets and zippers Be careful when hanging out to dry, avoid using pegs Do not tumble dry Do not use fabric softeners or Biological detergents. Wash with similar colours Do not bleach Iron  – low heat only If you decide to Dry-clean, any Solvent Except Trichloroethylene Beware of moths!...

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