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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