Merino Wool vs. Synthetic
MTT Merino Tech Wool
Finally, a performance solution with none of the downsides! Merino is super lightweight, soft, non-itchy, non-clammy, warm in the cold and cool in the heat, and has a miraculous ability to resist odour. Because it was made in the mountains rather than in a petrochemical laboratory. It's naturally renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.
In the 1970s everyone started wearing synthetic fabrics. They had the advantage of being lightweight, easy care and non-itch, but the disadvantage of feeling wet and clammy to touch, sweaty and smelly, and as they were petroleum-based, highly flammable!
Synthetics are made form petrochemical, a non-renewable fossil fuel.
Synthetics often hold odor, are flammable and have limited breathability
MTT Merino environment
In New Zealand, the merino is a mountain sheep that roams freely at up to 7,000 beet. The fibre has evolved over time to be extremely fine and strong to increase insulation and breathability. Merino wool is annually renewable and biodegradable.