In Brief

Thermoregulation properties of wool have been adapted to mimic the pores of biological skin.

Designer Jacqueline Nanne decided to focus on what she considers the most pressing need for clothing in order to of survive in the wilderness: warmth. Her experimental project, Adaptive Survival Clothing, adapted the thermoregulation properties of wool and turned them into a sensible textile that can eliminate the need to change clothes in different seasons.

To help hikers and explorers stay comfortable in an ever-changing temperature environment, this special wool has a system of holes that open and close in relation to the wearer’s movement. As the woven material breathes in fresh air, precipitated heat is released through the half open holes of the outer layer, in specific cooling and warming areas located on the chest, abdomen and back.

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