What Fabrics Are Insulating?

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Fabrics are able to insulate by trapping air and retaining body heat. Research has shown that wool and cotton are the best insulating fabrics. Wool is better at insulating the body because it retains its insulative properties even when wet while cotton is much less effective because it wicks moisture (sweat) away from the body, thus cooling you down.
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