While looking for better levels of breathability in technical skiwear, Mover has developed the first wadding entirely made of wool together with the German manufacturer Baur Vliestoffe. Stable and machine-washable, this soft padding is a natural, breathable and luxurious alternative to polyester fibers and down. On top of this, it preserves the environment from plastic-fibre pollution and reduces animal mistreatment.
The wool wadding used by Mover is exclusively made of Swiss Alpaca wool. The animals happily live around the Simplon Pass as well as in central Switzerland, where they are shaved once a year before the summer season. Alpaca wool is then be transformed into a high-quality padding, warmer, lighter and softer than sheep’s wool, as well as completely hypoallergenic. Alpaca wool has higher wicking properties than any other wool, implying that instead of accumulating moisture and becoming saturated and wet, it conducts heat to the fabric’s extremities where it may evaporate. This is a fundamental principle of our technology that allows warmth while also permitting a cool-off in accord with the body’s natural thermal fluctuations.