One of the biggest misconceptions to wearing wool is that it’s scratchy. Yes, some people are truly allergic to wool — but the majority of the itchiness of wearing wool is due to purchasing clothing made of low-quality fabric.

Fabric made from fine wool, such as from Merino sheep, feels just as good on the skin as any other kind of fabric. These fabrics can be used for any garment from pants and dresses. Courser wool is best for such garment items as scarves or a coat worn over clothing.

Cheap wool can also be scratchy if made from low-quality wool with vegetative matter or other debris not properly removed. As with clothing or fabric purchased at any retail center, it’s important to buy from a reputable brand.