NATURE'S SUPER FIBRE

Wool is the most technical natural fibre.

 

Created by nature to protect sheep against the extremes of their environment - from freezing winters to scorching summers - the inherent properties of wool fibre make it a very smart choice for humans as well. 

 

ZQ is the perfect fibre for year-round comfort and performance. 

WOOL WANNABE

ZQ Natural Fibre is a completely natural fibre that is both renewable and biodegradable, so it's as gentle on the environment as it is on you.

ZQ Natural Fibre helps to regulate body temperature and keep you dry as the fibre naturally absorbs and releases moisture, maintaining a balance between the internal and external environment, without any clamminess. 

When the temperature drops, ZQ Natural Fibre adjusts to keep you warm. 

Synthetics have been trying to mimic the performance and attributes of wool for years. 

But wool's too smart. Nothing can compare...

WOOL FIBRE

Below are three cross sections of different fibre types

SYNTHETIC FILAMENT

A solid non-breathable, non-biodegradable noodle, made from fossil-fuel derived material. This type of synthetic is found in clothing worldwide, known as Polyester, Nylon, Elastane, Polyamide... the list goes on.

SYNTHETIC CONDUIT FILAMENT:

A solid noodle as above, but this time with air pockets, to mimic wool fibre's breathability. This type of synthetic fibre is found in your duvet filler. 

ZQ WOOL FIBRE

A breathable, naturally complex structure, that's finer than your hair. It's like a mini brain within each staple length! It'll keep you warm, dry, it's fine, soft and silky, lightweight and breathable, provides good levels of UV protection and prevents stink!

FIBRE THICKNESS

Wool is classified by the thickness of its fibres. This thickness is measured in microns; one micron is equal to 0.001 mm. The lower the number, the finer the micron and the softer the wool.

SUPER FINE: BELOW 17.5 MICRON FIBRE

These are very fine wool fibres that are silky soft, making them perfect for next-to-skin clothing and suiting.

 

FINE: 17.5-25 MICRON FIBRE

This wool is still very soft, yet slightly stronger and more durable, and is used in activewear clothing and classic fashion.

 

MID-MICRON: 25-35 MICRON FIBRE

This type of wool is used for upholstery and heavy outer clothing layers like jackets.

 

STRONG: 35+ MICRON

This robust wool is snug yet durable enough to be made into luxurious and comfortable, hard-wearing carpets. 

EXPANDED WOOL FIBRE

Below is an expanded wool fibre showing the various areas where the performance occurs.

ZQ NATURAL FIBRE'S MAGICAL ATTRIBUTES

Our in-house Research and Development team provides bespoke, technical support on a range of levels that validate and support the natural benefits of ZQ Natural Fibre.

Click on each image below to discover the 10 ZQ Wool Commandments : 

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