Made in Finland by Ruskovilla, making natural clothing for over 35 years. Ruskovilla makes breathable and largely untreated undergarments. This low level of treatment to the wool itself comes through in the therapeutic feel of the garments, quite like no other woollens we've experienced.
- Organic wool is the softest wool of all, and just feels good on the skin.
- it's pleasantly flexible, warms comfortably, breathes and does not make one sweat easily.
- Wool is known to absorb moisture without feeling wet (serves the sheep very well!), and it keeps one warm even when moist.
- Wool is also known to neutralize body odour. It cleans very practically on its own, as airing helps to remove odours. The lanolin in the wool literally self-cleans, as it oxidizes in the air. Thus, it is recommended to hang garments to let them air out in between wearings. The idea is to wash less, and air out more, and thus prolong the life of the garment as well.
The explanation for the unique properties of wool is in both its structure and chemical composition. Thanks to its curly nature the wool fibre binds plenty of air. This air layer equalizes the temperature between the skin and the environment. The good feeling is increased by the ability of the wool to absorb moisture, up to 30% of its weight, as well as the ability to clean itself. Wool absorbs and neutralizes skin secretions, so these do not form a breeding ground for bacteria. Wool clothes do not need to be washed often, as just airing helps them to freshen up and become clean. Wool is suitable for almost everyone, as the wool itself does not contain ingredients that cause allergies. Only the finest types of wool are suitable for underwear. Ruskovilla organic wool is very thin, long fibres and soft merino wool, which is seven times thinner than the wool of 'regular' sheep.
**Please note that the marine blue woollen garments (top and bottom) are also available by special order in extra long versions. There may be a ~10-20% higher price for garments in extra long.