This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rambler’s Way Farm. All opinions are 100% mine.
What do you think when you hear the word wool?
It is crazy how word associations greatly influence just about anything. To support my theory I asked my family to participate in a little word association test. For my part, itchy, sweater, and winter were the first three words that came to mind. Hubby agreed to participate, responding with sweaters, scarves, and sheep. Next, I asked my 81 year old father, who responded cap, sheep, and coat. Finally, I hopped on Skype to obtain a reaction from my son Red (he is studying in London) His response was texture, warmth, and itchy.
Why was the word wool chosen?
Living in Florida eliminates the need for heavy winter clothes but Red is studying in London where winter is much colder. Typical temperatures for winter in London are between 36 and 43°F (2 to 6°C). Motherly instincts kicked into high gear, “keep the babies warm” even if they are in college! Discovering Ramblers Way changed my whole outlook on wool.
Why purchase Ramblers Way wool products?
Ramblers Way offers this testimony, “We started with a desire to re-imagine wool as a next-to-skin, superfine fabric, to warm and comfort people of all ages and walks of life. Just as importantly, we sought to create a company and products that exemplify the values and beliefs, which we hold dear. We create superfine worsted wool garments, while maintaining high standards of ecological responsibility, community involvement, and customer satisfaction.”
While browsing Ramblers Way Website I learned a great deal about worsted wool. The association with winter is incorrect; worsted wool garments are equally warm and cool, wearable almost year round. Ramblers Way next to skin wool is enzyme-treated for shrinkage and therefore fully washable. Wool naturally resists wrinkling and soiling as well as flame resistant. The next-to-skin garments are visibly soft and obviously lightweight, totally dispelling the itchy association. Ramblers Way uses American farmed and produced Rambouillet wool, said to represent the best superfine wool available in America.
Oh my gosh, I’m sold.
I have my eye on the Half Johns and the Cross Neck Short Sleeved Shirt for Red. They look amazingly light and comfortable. I’ll bet he would wear the shirt solo, all year round. The half johns would be warm in the winter and great for lounging in the summer too. I know what Red is getting for his birthday this November!