26 Feb '14, 6pm

Made from NZ wool, The Wool Runners are a set of machine-washable sneakers designed for sockless, odor-free wear

are designed to control odor, regulate temperature, repel water or moisture, and resist stains and dirt, while also being machine washable. And above all this, they are largely made from a sustainable resource! But this incredible invention was no easy feat. Over the past two years the team has worked with textile institute AgResearch (with the help of a national grant) to engineer their own fabric that is both comfortable and durable. The core fabric remains based on the natural, renewable and biodegradable benefits offered by wool, which has a high concentration of fatty acids that have anti-bacterial properties so it does not retain odors.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/the-wool-runners-no-sock-no-smel...

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