What is Merino Wool?

Sourced from Merino sheep from Australia and New Zealand, Merino wool is known for it's softness, breathability, and comfort.

MERINO WOOL BENEFITS

adaptive clothing

Unlike other textiles, Merino wool is a reactive material that adapts to your body's temperature. It regulates itself so that you are never too hot or cold no matter the weather.

Merino sheep

naturally warm

Originating from Merino sheep from Australia that endure temperatures as low as 5 degrees, Merino wool is a lightweight and naturally warm fiber.

merino wool has no odor

odor resistant

Merino wool is a moisture-wicking material that gradually expels sweat and odor from the body and lets it evaporate from the material, leaving you odor-free.

sweat absorbent

Merino wool's wicking property also keeps your body dry by absorbing your sweat throughout the day. It’s perfect for vigorous outdoor activities that require you to stay cool and comfortable.

itch-free

Unlike regular wool fiber that is heavy, coarse, and itchy, Merino wool actually has thinner, finer fibers that make it soft to the touch and won’t irritate even sensitive skin.

renewable merino

Feel good knowing that what you are wearing is beneficial to you and also good for the Earth: Merino sheep shed and regrow new ultra-downy coats every year, making their wool a highly renewable resource.

UV Protection

Merino wool naturally provides UV (Ultraviolet) protection with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor)  of 30+. Depending on the weight of Merino you wear, the SPF may vary.

Elastic properties

Fine fibers and a natural curl make Merino wool incredibly elastic. Regardless of how you move, Merino has the ability to stretch with you and bounce back to its original shape.

Ultra Soft

Merino fibers are much smaller in diameter than other wool which gives it the ability to bend softly with increased flexibility. The result? A material that is super soft to the touch.

Incredibly Lightweight

Lighter than cotton, Merino wool’s fine fibers allow air to easily pass through it, allowing you to move more freely and comfortably. Merino garments are the opposite of typical bulky sweaters.

Performance Ready

Whether you run, jump, climb, or ride, Merino wool is anti-wrinkle, anti-static, flameproof, biodegradable, durable, and quick-drying. It is a material that’s designed for performance.

Long lasting

Unlike synthetic material, Merino wool resists odor, bacteria, and stains, allowing you to get more use between washes. Its high-density knit pattern also equates to less wear and tear.

wool made for any season

Beanie made from merino wool

LIGHTWEIGHT

(WARM-COOL WEATHER)

At a range of 120-200g, these layers are built to conform to a person's body shape, making this light material perfect for layering. Lightweight layers work particularly well for outdoor activities such as running and day hikes.


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wool vest

MIDWEIGHT

(COOL-COLD WEATHER)

Thicker than its lightweight counterpart, these layers range from 200-300g and are light enough to be worn as a base layer or used as a second layer. Due to their thick yet light design, midweight layers are great for chilly morning and evening adventures or for exploring cooler climates.

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merino cuffed beanie

HEAVYWEIGHT

(COLD-FREEZING WEATHER)

With the thickest weight of +300g, heavyweight layers are the warmest and are worn as an outer layer. Heavyweight layers are best for trips and travels to the snow and mountains during winter time.

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Merino Wool care

Follow the wash tag on the garment for best results.

merino wool washing instructions for tops and bottoms

tops and bottoms

• Cold wash on normal cycle, as hot wash causes shrinkage

• Use regular powder liquid or wool detergent that does not contain softeners

• Close all zippers and buttons. Do not wash with other garments with metal zippers and buttons

• Normal wash cycle and wash inside out with like colors

• Cold iron when needed. Do not iron prints or labels

• Tumble dry on low heat. Line dry or lay flat to dry preferred


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Accessories

• Close all zippers and buttons. Do not wash with other garments with metal zippers and buttons

• Use regular powder liquid or wool detergent that does not contain softeners

• Do not use bleach or fabric softeners

• Line dry or lay flat to dry to improve durability


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merino wool washing instructions for socks

socks

• Machine wash cold inside out

• Use regular powder liquid or wool detergent that does not contain softeners

• Do not use bleach or fabric softeners

• Tumble dry on low heat. Line dry or lay flat to dry preferred


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merino wool shrinkage

How to avoid Merino Wool Shrinkage

While Merino wool is a durable material, it can tend to shrink if it has been exposed to high temperatures. Instead of tumble drying your garment, we suggest laying it flat as it will usually dry overnight if left in a warm room.

 Merino wool will last the longest when machine washed on low or on a special wool or hand wash cycle. If necessary, you can also wash your garment by hand with cool water. Use a regular powder, liquid, or wool detergent that does not contain any softeners.


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wool piling

What is PILING?

Merino wool is susceptible to piling, the small pieces of fluff that occur on many types of garments. Piling happens when an item causes friction with wool fibers like the straps of a purse or backpack. To avoid piling, consider wrapping your straps with fabric.

Sometimes piling can also happen during a wash cycle, particularly if the garment instructions are not followed. Make sure to wash your Merino wool on low or a special wool or hand wash cycle. Not only will this reduce the chance of piling but it will help your garment to maintain its shape.



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