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10 Wondrous Properties of Wool.

June 24, 2015

  We all know how wonderful wool is to work with and to wear, but did you know that wool also has natural UV protection or that it has anti-bacterial properties?  This week we'll be looking at seven wondrous properties of wool, which I'm sure will make you love it even more.   #1. Wool has natural UV protection Sheep wool has a natural UV protection factor of up to 30+!  Wool naturally absorbs the suns UV rays before it can make contact with your skin; by wearing wool you will be protected against the sun harmful rays.   #2. Wool has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties The thin waxy coating of wool fibre contains fatty acids that inhibit the growth...

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