What is merinowool?

Merino wool is nature’s own innovation, which works both in freezing cold and burning hot.

Merino wool is sheared from merino sheep. Over the years, they have developed an exceptional wool cover that enables the sheep to cope with the radically changing weather of the Southern Alps in New Zealand, The breed is also raised elsewhere, such as in Australia and South Africa.


Merino wool fibres are long, elastic and considerably thinner than traditional lamb wool. Because of the unique fibre structure, it is possible to manufacture very thin and lightly porous knits of merino yarn. For this reason, the use and popularity of merino as a raw material has increased yearly.


Merino wool garment is warmer the more air it binds to itself. Merino wool is the world's most effective fiber for binding warm air. Wearing layers of merino wool base and mid layers is based on this. The more layers there are, the more warming air is bound between the fibres. Even a thin merino layer warmer than the thickest underwear made of artificial fibres.


Ingenious natural fibre also reacts to the body temperature. When skin heats, the moisture bound to the fibre is released to cool down the body and the knit. A merino sheep and a person wearing merino wool clothing feel comfortable also when it is hot.

Moisture transferring

Merino wool feels always dry. This is due to the characteristic of merino wool to wick moisture away from the skin, after which the vapour evaporates into the air. Merino wool fibre can absorb moisture amounts equal to 30% of its own weight.


The antibacterial quality is merino wool's another superpower. This characteristic refers to merino wool's ability to clean itself without washing. Merino fibre reacts with oxygen evaporating odour molecules. The cloth has a longer life span with fewer washes. Fewer washes strain nature less. Merino clothes should be cared for by giving them airing. This is particularly handy when being on a hike and travelling. An antibacterial merino wool cloth is also an ecological choice. By reducing the number of washes, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint.