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Soft wool VS scratchy wool - Here's the difference

  If you were a child any time before the 1990s your memories of wearing wool might be similar to mine. Some of my earliest recollections of winters in Norway, where I grew up, involve me barreled up in wool base layers to keep me warm while I played outside. The wool of my childhood was course and scratchy and left me feeling itchy and red and generally irritated when I wore it - having it so close to my skin, which it had to be for it to do its job, felt more like a punishment than my parents’ loving effort to keep me warm and dry (hair shirt, anyone?). If this sounds like a familiar experience, and you...

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