***Quiz***: How much do you know about natural fibres?

22 Aug 2017

As you’ve probably gathered by now, we’re all about natural fibres – we love ‘em! We’re proud to say that all our superb knitwear and quality garments are well-crafted from only all-natural fibres.

You can discover why we love natural fibres so much here and here. We think we know quite a lot when it comes to the ins and outs of natural fibres, but do you? Do you know your Cotton from your Cashmere, your Linen from your Lambswool?

Take our quick quiz and discover what you know (and don’t know) about natural fibres…


  1. Natural fibres are

A. Hygroscopic

B. Microscopic

C. Telescopic

Natural fibres


  1. Natural fibres…

A. Can be washed in the washing machine

B. Must always be dry cleaned

C. Are difficult to care for

How to wash your knitwear?


  1. Cashmere

A. Absorbs dye particularly well

B. Is hard-wearing

C. Keeps you cool in the summertime

WoolOvers cashmere roll neck


  1. Which natural fibre lends its breathable properties to sportswear and base layers?

A. Pure Wool

B. Merino

C. Cashmere

Merino for sports


  1. Which natural fibre is derived from flax plants?

A. Cashmere

B. Cotton

C. Linen

Flax plant


  1. Lambswool is collected from lambs when they are

A. Six or seven months old

B. One year old

C. 3 years old



  1. Cashmere is collected from

A. Sheep

B. Goats

C. Camels

WoolOvers Mens New Cashmere Polo Neck Jumper


  1. Merino is

A. Stain-repellent

B. Strong & sturdy

C. Inflexible

WoolOvers Womens 100% Merino V Neck Long Line Jumper


  1. Sheep’s wool is

A. Flame-retardant

B. Easy to damage

C. In short supply 

wool - texture


  1. Linen

A. Gets tougher when you wash it

B. Is the oldest fabric in the world

C. Cannot protect you from the sun’s harmful rays

WoolOvers Linen range





  1. A. Natural fibres are hygroscopic – they absorb and release water vapour accordingly, which ultimately means they can keep you cool when it’s hot, and warm when it’s not.
  2. A. Natural fibres can be washed in your washing machine, as long as you are careful! Natural fibres are far easier to take care of than man-made fibres.
  3. A. Pure Cashmere is naturally hydroscopic, meaning it is super-effective at absorbing dye. Our colourful Cashmeres are bright and beautiful!
  4. B. Merino wool is often used in sportswear and breathable base layers, thanks to its moisture-wicking qualities. So, if you want to stay cool in your knits, try Merino.
  5. C. Linen is derived from flax plants.
  6. A. Lambswool is collected from lambs, aged between six and seven months old. Collecting wool from young lambs ensures soft and tactile fibres.
  7. B. Cashmere is collected from goats, Kashmir goats to be exact.
  8. A. Merino is more or less stain-repellent, which is good news if you’re a messy eater!
  9. A. Sheep’s wool is flame-retardant; it can withstand temperatures up to 600°C!
  10. B. Linen is thought to be the oldest fabric in the world, dating back some 9,000 years!


So, there you have it, some interesting facts about natural fibres, which you can use to impress your family and friends! How many did you get right?

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Áslaug Ragnars

I like your collection made of natural fibers very much. What I do not like is when they are blended with manmade fibers which you luckily do not. I like linen very much but not when it is blended with cotton. Are you going to offer clothing in pure knitted linen? Please do!

27 Aug 2017 12:19
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