Benefits of wool

Posted by Shaurya Bastola on


Benefits of wool !!

Hi there,

I am Ritika co-founder of MARICHI along with my husband Shaurya.

Here are some facts on pure organic wool and why man has always loved this material.

Benefits of authentic wool:

  • Good for mother earth: Pure wool is biodegradable and releases nutrients such as fertilisers.
  • Wool breathes: We often asked ourselves during our high altitude odysseys, how in god’s name do these sheep and yaks merrily graze in the elevated Himalayan pasture lands and survive the harshest and unpredictable weather systems? The answer is simple: wool has balanced thermal insulation properties i.e. it is the most breathable of all materials; hence it keeps us warm in the winter and cold in the summer and regulates our body temperature.
  • Skin friendly: Wool fibres absorb huge amounts of moisture, which evaporates into the air, keeping the skin fresher and drier for longer.
  • IT’S JUST A SUMMER TRIM: As wool yielding animals grow a coat every year there is no damage to either the animals or the environment as a result of seasonal shearing. Hence, it is environmentally friendly and renewable. We procure wool from traditional Himalayan farms and sheperds where no animal cruelty is involved.
  • Don’t let the farmers and shepherds go extinct: Wool is a sustainable and consistent source of income for farmers and shepherds who are losing their livelihoods in many places due to rapid urbanisation.Help and support them.

                                          Handspun wool scarf

  • Qualities bestowed by the fire god: Wool naturally does not catch fire and in fact acts as a fire retardant.
  • Say no to bugs & bacteria: Isn’t it incredible that pure wool is hypoallergenic, antibacterial and antimicrobial?? YES! Wool bristles also act as bug repellents.
  • A friend for time: With proper care wool products like shawls, scarves, and throws etc. stay in amazing shape. Wool fibres last around 50% longer than their cotton counterparts and can be washed less frequently.
  • No crazy scientific experiments: It’s produced naturally, with no chemicals involved whatsoever. Your skin will feel the difference in terms of superiority and toughness compared to synthetic materials. No laboratories are required.
  • Is comfortable outdoors: Whatever outdoor activity you might prefer, you need something soft, light and heavy-duty.  Wool ticks all the boxes and it is a must have if you are out in the open.
  • Wrinkles? : We can count on wool to resist wrinkles unlike our skin. Wool returns to its natural shape even after 30-40% of stretching because of its spring like quality & natural crimp
  • Easy breathing : reduces volatile organic compounds and improves indoor air quality.

Having learnt the precious weaving skills from my grandmother, I design every handloomed wool scarf & blanket scarf  at MARICHI. The moto being honest & solid craftsmanship to guarantee satisfaction. There is certainly nothing sheep and nasty about our products!


                                        Handloom wool scarf

We hope you have discovered some useful ideas and benefits about authentic wool. Please leave your comments below to add more suggestions as we seek to rear even more wool products. Alternatively, you can send us an email to .

We look forward to hearing your feedback; don’t be sheepish about getting in touch!

Thank ewe for reading and until next time,

MARICHI “The Himalayan Shoppe”       


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