Use of a featherlight Mogol shawl provides cozy comfort at 30,000 feet.
Although the world’s airlines aim to maintain cabin temperatures at a comfortable level, there are reasons why passengers often feel cold. The most important reason is because airplanes are a busy workplace for cabin crew, and they require a cool operating environment.
In contrast to the cabin crew, passengers sit for long periods of time, and do not generate as much body heat as the cabin crew.
Because air is channeled into the plane by zones, temperatures in various sections of the cabin can vary.
Some business class sections are consistently too warm. Passengers sitting near cabin doors or emergency exits enjoy more legroom, but they are subjected to cold air seeping into the aircraft.
Use of a featherlight Mogol shawl in a typical, over-air conditioned workplace is an easy and effective way to increase comfort and productivity. Being warmer seems to make women office workers more content, comfortable and more productive.
A study by Cornell University entitled “Linking Environmental Conditions to Productivity” found that in warmer temperatures, women office workers made fewer typing errors.
Office air conditioning is often set at a temperature that women find chilly, causing goosebumps, numbing legs and shivering shoulders. Almost without exception, offices are set for the cooler temperatures preferredby men.
One study suggested that because women have slower metabolic rates, the formula used to set temperatures in workplaces may overestimate women’s body heat production by 35 percent.
Research conducted at a college in Berlin found that when the testing room was warmer, women answered more questions on math and verbal tests, and got more questions right. A one degree celsius increase in the room temperature was associated with a nearly two percent increase in the number of math questions the women correctly answered, and a one percent increase in performance on verbal tasks.
Use of a featherlight Mogol shawl in a chilly or drafty restaurant enhances relaxation and eating enjoyment.Restaurant owners and managers have realized that if customers are cold, one of two things will happen: they will eat faster to get out of there quicker, or they will order more food to warm themselves up. Or, with luck, they’ll do both.
German researchers found that lowering the temperature of a dining room by 10 degrees boosted food consumption by nearly 20%. The hormones that control your appetite are slower to kick in when the temperature drops.
A home study room may not fall within the ideal temperature range, but a featherlight Mogol shawl is an ideal stand-by accessory if feeling a bit chilled while studying becomes a distraction.
Studies have shown that our brain works better in a cooler environment. Warm temperature in a study room makes us feel tired and lethargic, and to lose concentration and become easily distracted.
It has been determined that the ideal temperature range for maximum study performance is between 68 and 71 degrees Fahrenheit. An individual’s level of comfort within this range depends on body type and clothing worn.
Use of a featherlight Mogol shawl in a chilly theater makes the movie experience much more enjoyable.
Owners and managers of movie theaters know that if the temperature is too warm, some patrons get agitated and grumpy, and others might fall asleep.
They also know that a cooler temperature increases sale of popcorn and other snack items.
Use of a featherlight Mogol shawl in a chilly study space increases comfort and performance.
Because people radiate heat, rooms always tend to get hotter and never colder. A library that is a comfortable temperature when you enter it will become intolerable if it is full of people.
When a library or other large study space is too hot, it can be difficult to relax, concentrate and get things done. This can be detrimental to academic and professional performance. Aware of this, building managers tend to lower the temperature of these workspaces.
Use of a featherlight Mogol shawl in a chilly conference hall increases comfort and concentration.
Because people radiate heat, rooms always tend to get hotter and never colder. A large conference hall that is a comfortable temperature when you enter it will become intolerable if it is full of people.
When a space is too hot, it can be difficult to relax and concentrate. Aware of this, building managers tend to lower the temperature of conference halls.
A featherlight Mogol shawl is ideal for use indoors in air conditioned spaces, and outdoors, when a cool breeze is blowing after the sun goes down.
Unless you happen to be living on an island where balmy breezes blowing through open windows offers a comfortable indoor environment, it is likely that you will be working, eating and studying in air conditioned spaces. And in many cases these spaces will be over-air conditioned.
Aside from the comfort factor, there is also the risk of catching a cold entering from the warm outdoors into an air conditioned indoors especially given the light clothing worn in warm climates.
It is easy to make the case that having some kind of lightweight wrap is more important in a warm climate than in a moderate or cool climate where cold weather is anticipated and heavier clothing is worn.