Let’s face it... cold and rain aren’t much fun, but if there’s a silver lining to all those clouds (as we like to think there always is) then it has to be the excuse they give to batten down the hatches and snuggle up.
Only trouble is, with day jobs and everyday adulting responsibilities taken into account, hibernating in a nest of blankets and Netflix until spring is hardly the realistic solution we need to survive whatever ‘big freeze’ we’re warned might be lurking on the horizon.
So what’s the next best solution?
Don your cosiest, wooliest knits and layer up like it’s going out of fashion!
Woollen clothing not only traps warm air and helps keep you toasty, it’s also one of our most sustainable fibres, since sheep re-grow their fleece every year. As long as there is grass for sheep to eat, wool can be produced, in contrast to synthetic fibres, which require non-renewable resources in their production.
As an additional benefit, wool is hard-wearing, making clothes made from this natural fibre the antithesis of the fast fashion, throwaway trends that we’re all becoming more and more convinced against in these environmentally conscious times.