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Heatwave!

This may not seem an obvious time to talk about wool. Here in the United States, over 100 million people across 28 states are under some form of a heat-related alert, and conditions are even more critical in the UK and EU. And yet...

Heatwave!
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Wool Takes a Trip: The Shepherd's Wool Utility Cloth in Action

Greetings, wool people! Welcome to December. This week I'm giving you all a sneak peek into our latest members-only livestream, which took place last Tuesday. (Foundation Flockers, you can find the replay here [https://www.thewoolchannel.com/november-flock-talk]. I've added timestamped bookmarks so that you can jump to what interests

Wool Takes a Trip: The Shepherd's Wool Utility Cloth in Action
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A Metric Ton of Wool Socks? OK!

For those of you who aren't yet familiar with Noodle, he's a 13-year-old pug who Jonathan Graziano uses to determine what kind of day we're going to have. In charmingly narrated TikTok videos [https://www.tiktok.com/@jongraz?] (and on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/showmenoodz/]), Graziano gently wakes up

A Metric Ton of Wool Socks? OK!
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Booting Fleece to the Curb: Part II

When we last talked about replacing polyester fleece with wool [https://www.thewoolchannel.com/wuru-zip-top], I was waiting for another package to arrive from Canada. The package in question contained a brand new 100% Merino wool fleece sweatshirt from a small Vancouver-based company called Simply Merino [https://www.simplymerino.com]

Booting Fleece to the Curb: Part II
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Booting that Polyester Fleece to the Curb

I love when my worlds collide. This week I received a text from an old friend whose name knitters and handspinners will recognize: Jillian Moreno [http://www.jillianmoreno.com]. Jillian is smart. She knows everything about yarn and fiber. This time, she had a clothing question. "May I impose on

Booting that Polyester Fleece to the Curb
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Sweet Dreams in Sheepy PJs, Anyone?

Back in July, we talked about wool's power to lull us to sleep. Here's the link in case you missed it. Sheep DreamsCounting sheep can help us fall asleep. But being wrapped up in wool is the magic key to falling and staying asleep. I’m talking about wool bedding.

A pink and gray nightgown draped on a cozy flannel-topped wool comforter.
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Women in Wool

It's been a big week for women in wool—from ranching and shearing to designing, knitting, and the wearing of one very special wool gown. The Woman in Wool On Monday, the Met Gala took place in New York City. Organized by Vogue, the annual fundraiser benefits the Metropolitan Museum

Women in Wool
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Can Wool Ease Pain?

Some of us are already true believers. But I've recently discovered—thanks to Foundation Flocker [https://www.thewoolchannel.com/membership/]and longtime friend Sue—that not one but two scientific studies offer compelling evidence that wool clothing and bedding can make our bodies feel better. The first study focused on

Can Wool Ease Pain?
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A Big Week for Wool

A funny thing happened last week. On Thursday, a kind reader emailed me to say Vanishing Fleece was Audible's daily deal. Not being familar with Audible's marketing mechanisms, I didn't know what to make of it. I'm proud of the audiobook, and if this meant more people could access it,

A Big Week for Wool
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The Hoodie Conundrum

It was a chilly, drizzly Memorial Day weekend here in Maine. While many visitors stayed away, my brother loaded his family in the car and made their annual pilgrimage up from Boston. They drove five hours each way so they could enjoy 48 hours of off-the-grid tranquility in an unheated

The Hoodie Conundrum