Merino. Natures super fabric
Way softer and finer than regular wool, discover why this wonder fibre outclasses any synthetic material, with near magical qualities of warmth, comfort and durability.
Our Merino Wool is grown by Merino sheep that graze the highlands of Australia and South Africa, where they can withstand temperatures ranging from -20 C° up to +35 C°.
With contemporary spinning technology and fibre treatments, merino wool makes extraordinary natural fabrics that perform way beyond materials such as cotton or synthetics on all fronts.
The Merino in Purefleece® is made from lambswool only, which means that the wool comes from the first shearing of a lamb at around seven months old. Merino lambswool in particular is extremely soft and gentle to the touch.
All our Merino Wool is mulesing free.
Merino: Key properties
Thermo - Regulating
Forms a micro climate around your body, allowing your skin to breathe.
Absorbs your body’s vapours then
evaporates them to keep you cool.
The natural crimp traps body heat in air pockets keeping you warmer for longer.
Moisture is bound within fibres, so unavailable to the microbes which cause body odour.
At only 20 microns, each fibre is so fine it simply bends softly against the skin
The naturally protective outer layer of each fibre prevent stains from being absorbed.
A surprisingly fine fabric, that releases water easily and drying quickly.
The natural elastic properties of
the merino make it extremely wrinkle resistant.
6 times stronger than cotton, each fibre can bend back onto itself over 20.000 times without breaking.
Research has shown that wearing merino wool reduces adult and infant eczema symptoms.
The structure of merino is resembles overlapping tiles on a roof that contain a waxy coating called Lanolin, which repels water.
Merino wools remarkable flame retardant properties are due to high nitrogen content (14%) combined with a high relative moisture content.