An all-natural jacket to keep you dry in any weather
Looking to cut down on the plastics in your life? One of the best ways to do this is to reduce your use of products that contain hidden plastics—things like baby-wipes, tea bags, and clothing. And about clothing, one of the worst offenders is outerwear. However, choosing jackets and coats made from natural materials, like this all-natural jacket, can help you do your part.
You wonder how much of what you toss in the recycling bin actually ends up in a new plastic product. Especially since you see those photos of beaches and streams clogged by plastic bottles and a myriad of other items that won’t biodegrade. What’s the best way to combat this? By not using any plastics at all. Especially in our clothing. That’s the goal with The Woolly NatureDry All-Natural Jacket. Made from 100% merino wool, this jacket is waterproof and windproof. That means it’ll keep you dry, no matter the weather.
Choose an eco-friendly coat
You know that the typical waterproof jacket contains plastics and chemical coatings that, ultimately, end up in landfills where they sit for thousands of years. This is an uncomfortable thought for all of us. The truth is, we’d all like to make more eco-friendly clothing choices. It just seems like there are few options when we’re in the market for a new jacket or coat. The designers at Woolly hear you.
This wool wind-breaker will keep you warm and dry
Their all-natural jacket is made from 100% ultra-fine merino wool yarn. How can wool be waterproof? During the production process, the wool yarn gets stretched, then woven. Once the fabric is finished, the stretch is released, causing the thread to retract. This creates a natural, water-tight weave that repels most kinds of rain. Oh, and the fabric is windproof too. Can an all-natural jacket get you warm and dry? Yes. Yes, it can.
The material is flame-resistant
Also, since NatureDry jackets feature 100% merino wool, they are flame resistant. That’s right, because of the wool fiber’s structure, wool needs more oxygen than is available in the air to become flammable. So if you’re building a bonfire in the woods, you can be sure this all-natural jacket won’t burst into flames if a spark hits it. Likewise, if you’re working with any sort of fire, you’ll stay safe. You can’t say the same for some synthetic materials with chemical coatings.
You’ll wear this conscious clothing for years
If you think this water-repellent wool jacket isn’t as durable as its synthetic counterparts, think again. The NatureDry is quite tough. This means it won’t tear or scratch, even when you’re doing heavy-duty work. So, you’ll be able to saw wood, sand walls, build fences, and carry tools without worrying that you’ll damage your jacket. What’s more, you’ll be able to wear it for years, which is excellent for your budget and even better for the earth.
This eco-friendly outerwear is easy-to-clean
Nervous about washing a 100% wool jacket? Don’t be. This all-natural jacket is machine washable. So you won’t have to take it to the dry-cleaners every time it gets dirty. Like you do with all your other wool items, right? In any case, since you’ll be able to care for this jacket yourself, you can clean it whenever you want. Just don’t stick it in the dryer.
Choose between two designs
Also, the NatureDry comes in two styles: The Outdoor and The Urban. The Outdoor features a hood, gear pockets, and has a rugged look that’s perfect for your outdoor pursuits. It’s the ideal garment for walks in the woods or outdoor sports. The Urban has a sleeker, more streamlined design that’s ideal for fast-paced city life. It’ll look as great at the office as it will for a night on the town. Additionally, both styles come in three colors: black, charcoal, and grey. So no matter your look or lifestyle, you’ll always stay warm and dry.
Make your life easier with practical features
Finally, this all-natural jacket has other features that aren’t gimmicky and that are also free of plastics and chemicals. Each coat contains gadget pockets, a pure merino liner, water-guard pockets, merino-lined hand pockets, and an adjustable hood or all-weather collar. The metal on the zippers and buttons is also free of plastics. The NatureDry has everything you’d get from the typical jacket without the environmental side-effects.
What we love about Woolly NatureDry jackets
We love that these all-natural jackets can repel wind and water using only super-fine, high-quality merino wool. These jackets prove that clothing can be functional and durable while causing minimal harm to the environment. We also love the rugged Outdoor and classy Urban designs.
What we would love to see
We’d love to see the NatureDry in women’s and children’s versions, though the company’s Kickstarter page that the women’s jackets are on the way. In any case, it would be great if every member of the family could have an all-natural jacket of their own.
Where can you get the NatureDry?
The NatureDry costs $189 and is available for pre-order on Kickstarter.