New study confirms WOOL's flame resistance makes it suitable for the military and fire fighters
The Textile magazine|July 2020
New study confirms WOOL's flame resistance makes it suitable for the military and fire fighters
A new textile laboratory study has assessed the fire resistance of the fabrics used in commercial base-layer garments for military and first responder personnel, such as firefighters, and concluded that the wool-rich fabrics offer the greatest skin protection, while the 100% synthetic fabrics performed the worst due to their propensity to melt and damage the skin.

From the Battle of Waterloo to the Korean War, wool’s inherent ability to protect the wearer from hostile environments, including extreme cold and fire, made it the military’s fibre of choice for outer-layer garments. Nowadays, the military and first-responders are looking to superfine wool base-layer garments due to the health and safety benefits offered by this ‘last line of defence’.

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July 2020