A: Merino is a breed of sheep which is known for its excellent super fine wool quality. Its origins are founded in Spain near the beginning of the 12th century. Like all sheep, the Merino is descended from the Mouflon, wild sheep.
Merino Wool FAQs
A: Unlike traditional wool that is itchy, Merino Wool is made up of super fine fibers that are 10 times finer than a strand of human hair. The result is a soft and supple next-to-skin layer.
A: Caring for Merino Wool is pretty simple. Machine-wash on a gentle cycle in warm or cool water (avoid hot water as heat may shrink wool). Use mild soap, no bleach or fabric softener (bleach destroys the Merino wool fibers, and fabric softener coats those fibers—reducing their ability to naturally manage moisture and regulate body temperature).
A: Synthetic material is man made whereas Merino Wool is a natural fiber. Synthetic material is typically not known to be superior at odor control and is not as efficient as Merino Wool at moisture management. Merino Wool is a softer next-to-skin layer than synthetic materials.
A: Because of its natural antimicrobial qualities, Merino Wool can be worn for weeks at a time before washing.
A: Merino Wool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture and still feel dry. Merino is also very efficient at wicking moisture away from your body, making it incredibly efficient at moisture management.
A: Merino Wool is naturally antimicrobial resulting in the ultimate in odor control. Natural body odors are neutralized on contact creating an odor free environment.
A: Merino Wool is a natural fiber that is environmentally friendly, 100% biodegradable.