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Why Natural Yarns?

Why Natural Yarns?

Here at Halifaks, we use only the purest, 100% natural fiber yarns in our luxury knitwear. Evolved over thousands of years, our yarns are nature's performance fabrics. Breathable, made to last, and offering incredible wicking properties, the intelligent yarns we use only stand to push our knitwear to the highest level of comfort and credibility.

We’re passionate about helping our customers make the move from man-made fibers to 100% sustainable, natural ones and how making small adjustments to their wardrobe will change the way they feel in their clothing and how natural fibers benefit the environment.

Water repellent and durable, natural fibers are significantly safer than manmade ones and the renewable and recyclable nature means that customers can feel confident in the knowledge that their jumper will biodegrade over time.

Unlike synthetic fibers, natural ones have an incredible handle and luster which allows dyes to be bright and bold without appearing artificial and surface textures are incredibly warm and cozy.

Our yarns are sourced from the world’s finest spinners with decades of knowledge and skill running throughout and guaranteeing a foundation of luxury and heritage within our natural fiber knitwear.

Whilst initially more of an investment, natural fibers come with a set of qualities that guarantee the life span of your jumper through minimal washing required, easily repaired and rejuvenated fibers, and organic ‘bounce back’ characteristics that mean your sweater will hold its shape and retain that new jumper feel for longer. 

 

Merino Wool

For thousands of years, sheep have evolved to withstand the harshest of conditions. A sheep’s wool protects them from the wind, rain, and sun. Wool reacts to temperature, so it can keep you warm and it also wicks moisture, so it can remove heat and perspiration from your body to cool you down.

As wool is a living natural fiber it means that it skin-friendly odor removing bacteria, unlike polyester which attracts bad bacteria, this is why your gym kit will smell if not washed quickly.

We love our British wool sweaters, especially when layered over our fine-gauge knits as it provides the ultimate insulation from the elements.

 

Cotton

Knitted cotton is a soft skin-friendly breathable fiber. During the summer cotton is ideal as it removes heat from the body by absorbing moisture. We don’t recommend cotton for high-intensity exercise as it can absorb as much as 10 times its weight in water, however, for daily wear it's ideal.

Cotton is strong and durable, making it perfect for machine washing, and the fibers do not pill. Cotton clothing also resists stains and resists odors more than synthetic fibers.

We love supplementing our looks with the unique drape that our cotton knitwear has.

Unlike man-made clothing, clothes made with natural fibers do not shed microbeads of non-biodegradable material when they are washed. Natural fibers are environmentally friendly.