Merino wool with a bamboo inner is an innovative material, great for outdoor enthusiasts. This combination combines the familiar benefits of merino wool with the softness and breathability of bamboo to create a fabric that is comfortable, environmentally friendly, and hard-wearing.
What is merino wool?
Merino wool is a type of wool that comes from merino sheep, a breed known for its fine, soft, and highly insulating fleece. Merino wool has a number of properties that make it a popular choice for outdoor clothing and gear. It wicks away moisture, which means it helps keep skin dry by wicking sweat away from the body. It has thermoregulating properties, so it warms pleasantly in cold weather and, conversely, cools in hot weather. Merino wool is also naturally antimicrobial, which means it prevents the growth of bacteria and other microbes, so it is suitable for intense activities and can be worn for several days in a row without the need for washing.
Bamboo as a material
Bamboo is a sustainable and eco-friendly material that is known for its softness and breathability. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, making it an excellent choice for sensitive skin. In addition, it wicks away moisture and regulates temperature. Many of its properties are very similar to merino wool, so the materials are naturally complementary, with bamboo being able to take merino wool clothing to an even higher level.
Bamboo and merino wool as one material
Adding bamboo to merino wool makes the resulting material even softer and more comfortable to wear. The bamboo layer helps to wick away moisture and regulate temperature, keeping the wearer fresh and dry even in hot and humid conditions. In addition, the bamboo underside also acts as a protective layer, more resistant to abrasions and other types of wear, making the material more durable and stronger.
At ZAJO, we are committed to using wool that is responsibly and sustainably sourced, which is why we work exclusively with the Suedwolle Group, a leading supplier of Responsible Wool Standard-certified wool. Suedwolle Group is committed to sustainability and ethical practices throughout the entire production process, from sheep care to wool processing. By working with the Suedwolle Group, we have access to their high-quality RWS-certified wool and have the reassurance that our products are made from wool that has been responsibly sourced.