It is a common misconception that wool can cause an allergic reaction. Coarse wool fibres may cause irritation, but this is not an allergy, and it can happen with any fibre – not just wool. Generally, fine wool fibres are used in apparel and next-to-skin garments. In fact, new research shows that far from being an allergen, wearing superfine wool garments next to skin has therapeutic benefits. Read more on our web page www.iwto.org/wool-skin.