Merino wool is very cool! Why?
Merino wool is a natural fibre witch comes from the Merino sheep. Once a year, the sheep gets a haircut, shown. The haircut process is necessary to help the sheep to ease the period of high summer temperatures. Here the wool is cut, in the same way we have a haircut, and collected. During the shearing, the sheep is relaxed and does not resist been shown. Merino sheep can be found in New Zealand, Australia, and South America.
The fibres of Merino wool are softer, finer and more sensitive than many other fabrics.Merino wool is soft, smooth and lightweight, yet also durable. Merino’s fine fibers are about half the thickness of traditional wool fibers, which means it’s less irritating to your skin.
Merino not only has the ability to keep you warm in the winter, but it can also keep you cool in the summer. As you start to sweat, wool fibers wick moisture away from your skin and absorb it. The moisture stored in the fibers then begins to evaporate, cooling the air between your skin and the fabric, thus cooling you down in the process.
Merino wool also has natural anti-microbial properties that make it odor-resistant as well as being so soft that it is often suitable for those that would normally suffer from allergic reactions. These properties as well as the hard wearing, durable and natural elasticity make Merino wool an ideal choice for children.
The main positives of Merino wool are:
- Does not smell when worn for many days in a row
- Will not melt or drip when it burns
- Natural fire resistance (FR). If you take the energy source away (i.e. cigarette lighter), it will stop burning
- Keeps you warm when it is cold outside as well as when it gets wet
- Helps to keep you cool when it is hot
- Moves moisture away from the skin better than a synthetic
- Antibacterial and hypoalergenic
We would like to thank our dear Tijana Tegeltija who gave us photos of her son in our products. You made us smile. 🙂