Merino wool is wool from the merino sheep breed. This breed was bred in the late 18th century in Spain, but today it is mainly bred in the wild pastures of Australia and New Zealand. Due to its exceptional properties, merino wool is mainly used as a material for functional base layers in clothing.
Merino wool fibers are three times finer than human hair, highly breathable, and responsive to temperature changes. They are naturally adaptable and can warm and cool the human body in all weather conditions. The thermal insulation is complemented by the moisture-wicking ability in the vapor phase. This is due to the structure of the Merino wool fiber, which is riddled with capillary tunnels in the direction of their growth. Moisture is absorbed into the fiber up to a third of its volume and is pushed through the capillaries to the end of the fiber, where it evaporates.
Merino wool is naturally antibacterial. This is due to the combination of the complex protein fiber's ability to absorb moisture and the environment being unsuitable for bacteria. The high fragmentation, rugged surface, and lanolin content mean that Merino products do not smell even after repeated wear. The damp garment only needs to be aired out after active wear. Merino wool is also naturally anti-static, absorbs UV rays, and has a higher resistance to staining.
We import our merino wool from Australia and use only certified sources that use only humane and painless methods when shearing.