Your next trusty wool beanie. The Gradient Beanie is a little different - it's made from boiled merino wool.
Boiling wool shrinks the fibres to an almost felt-like texture and appearance. It's more wind resistant but the act of boiling also traps tiny air bubbles in the fabric forming a natural buffer against the cold.
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The Outdoor Research Gradient Beanie - Charcoal Heather has the following sustainability attributes...
Products using natural fibres can range from cotton to wool to hemp and silk - but by being naturally made, they will also naturally biodegrade at their end of lifecycle. Even if you have a natural fibre product, it can probably still be recycled or repurposed before being disposed of. However, if it truly has reached the end of its use, natural fibres need air to biodegrade so please don't dispose of them in landfill.