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We've had a couple people ask why we don't use wool in our base layers and the short answer is: I'm allergic. I know there are varying types of wool that some have allergies to, some don't.  But in my experience, I react to them all.  In my quest to find base layers that didn't make my skin crawl, I met a lot of other people who had the same issue.  So when we started designing winter clothing, a synthetic base layer that would wick moisture away and be as soft as a natural fiber was at the top of...

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Helping our community is so important to us at Ottomatic Threads!  Please consider contributing to our coat drive!  

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At the end of September WildHerness invited me (Alisa) to come to their GO WYLD weekend event and speak to the 60+ women in attendance about Ottomatic Threads and show off our base layers.  Yes, yours truly modeled in the gear fashion show.  No, I do not have photographic evidence and I beg anyone that has it to delete it immediately. It was a wonderful weekend full of female empowerment, outdoor adventure, and community.  The women that attended were from all over the country, but it felt like I had known them for ages- I love that about the outdoor community!...

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We are big fans of adventuring in the winter, but we are also big fans of coming home with all our limbs in tact. 

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We get this question a lot and it's a good one!You may have heard of "thermals" or "warming layers" which are pretty much the same thing, but base layers are made of more technical fabrics and used in outdoor activities.  Traditionally base layers have been made with wool and other natural fabrics, but as fiber technology has grown, they've been able to develop some really fantastic fabrics that are lightweight, moisture-wicking, and odor resistant; just like ours!     So are they like long underwear? Short answer- kind of.Long answer- Base layers are super versatile and can be worn under jeans,...

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