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Meaning: To discipline and to study –
Hasu Merino Woollen Sweater

Made using Merino wool and kept simply this is an everyday sweater than will keep shape and last a very long time. It folds beautifully, looks great in the office and at the weekend and if necessary can work as a base layer on a hike or climb. It will even help keep you warm during a sweaty workout. If there was ever a versatile sweater this is it. Pure, simple and classic but built on performance.

Why Merino?

Merino wool is common in high-end, performance athletic wear. Typically meant for use in running, hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, cycling, and in many other types of outdoor aerobic exercise, these clothes command a premium over synthetic fabrics are wear much better.

Several properties contribute to merino’s popularity for exercise clothing, compared to wool in general and to other types of fabric:

Whatever activity you use it for, merino wool has a large amount of stretch inbuilt into it. Wool is designed to be highly pliable, moving with you, and stretching back into shape after activity.

Even if it gets wet, wool springs back into its original shape. This also makes merino wool ideal for travelling because it can be packed easily without creasing.

• Merino is excellent at regulating body temperature, especially when worn against the skin. The wool provides warmth, without overheating the wearer. It draws moisture (sweat) away from the skin, a phenomenon known as wicking. The fabric is slightly moisture repellent (keratin fibers are hydrophobic at one end and hydrophilic at the other), allowing the user to avoid the feeling of wetness.
• Like cotton, wool absorbs water (up to 1/3 its weight), but, unlike cotton, wool retains warmth when wet, thus helping wearers avoid hypothermia after strenuous workouts or wet weather events.
• Like most wools, merino contains lanolin, which has antibacterial properties.
• Merino is one of the softest types of wool available, due to finer fibres and smaller scales.
• Merino has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio compared to other wools, in part because the smaller fibres have microscopic cortices of dead air, trapping body heat similar to the way a sleeping bag warms its occupant.