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What is Felting?

At Glerups, we love wool and so do our sheep! The way that wool fibres capture and release moisture, the way wool “breathes,” keeps sheep warm when it’s cool and cool when it’s warm.

In the wool fibres’ outer layers, fat and protein are so tightly bound to each other that the wool fibre is completely closed to fluids. Water vapor can pass through to keep you comfortable while sweat cannot get into the actual wool fibre ensuring less perspiration odor to keep people around you comfortable.

Wool keeps the sheep’s bare skin just the right temperature and it will do the same for your bare skin. The wool is washed in soft water, then carded and felted. The felt is formed into socks, which are steam-felted for a perfect fit before soft calfskin soles are glued, then sewn on, for lasting durability.

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