Hocosa of Switzerland~ Wool and Wool/Silk Long Underwear for the Whole Family

HocosaLong Underwear is offered in two variations: 100% merino wool (the softest of all wools) or a 70/30 wool/silk blend.  The wool chosen for Hocosa woolens is KbT-Certified Organic wool, which ensures not only that the wool is free of pesticides, but that high working standards have been met for those working in all stages of production.  Hocosa woolens provide comfort & well-being.

Natural wool can absorb up to 40% of its own weight without feeling wet.  As wool absorbs moisture, warmth is created.  Wool breathes and therefore maintains a comfortable temperature against your skin, insulating against heat & cold.  Wool’s natural oil – lanolin—cleanses away bacteria & neutralizes odors. 
The wool/silk blend unites the best qualities of these two natural fibers, creating a truly unique textile. The soft merino wool absorbs moisture, keeping you dry & comfortable.  Silk adds extra softness & durability.  Natural fibers breathe, keeping you comfortable in either warmth or cold.

We recommend hand-washing your woolens with a lanolin-based soap to keep them as soft as can be!


~The Importance of Warmth~
“Warmth is probably one of the greatest gifts we can give our children.  Not only the warmth as love, but the physical warmth of their body.  Children are developing their bodies especially during the first seven years of their lives.  An infant and a young child will always –feel- warm unless they are on the verge of hypothermia, because they have an accelerated metabolic rate.  If we don’t provide them with the layers of cotton and wool to insulate their bodies, then they must use some of their potential ‘growth’ energy to heat their bodies.  This same energy would be better utilized in further developing their brain, heart, liver, lungs, etc.  In addition, being cold decreases our immunity.  We are all more susceptible to the germs and viruses that are always around us when we are wet and cold.  When our body has to expend extra energy to keep warm then less energy is available to ‘fight’ off infections.

Polyester- even polyester jackets- will not insulate a child from the cold as well as layers of cotton, wool or silk.  When the child sweats while wearing polyester, that sweat is trapped against their body and they eventually become chilled.  Natural fibers breathe, maintaining a comfortable temperature in warmth or cold.”

-Susan R. Johnson, MD