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.