Merino sheep


Merino wool is softer and finer compared to regular wool. The merino we use is the best quality and it comes from Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa. The merino fiber is long and curly and during processing it keeps its natural softness. Many great characteristics of merino make it the best choice when you are looking for a 100% natural, sustainable and comfortable material.


Merino wool is 100% natural material. Therefore, it adjusts to the climate conditions and you can use it around the year. It keeps you warm every day, even when it rains. It also absorbs moisture, which means the merino fibres still feel dry against your skin. It is breathable material, and it adjusts to your own body temperature.

One of the best characteristics of merino is its softness. Other wool qualities can feel itchy against your skin, but merino doesn’t and you can use it even when your skin type is very sensitive. Merino is a comfortable and long-lasting choice.

Merino wool is easy to take care of. The merino fibres are wrinkle-resistant as the fibres always return to their natural shape. You can machine wash merino if necessary, but luckily it is stain resistant and naturally antibacterial, which means it cleans itself. Therefore some airing once in a while is often enough. If you like to have more information about how to wash merino wool, check our merino care guide.

Merino wool


The merino wool we use is 100% mulesing free. This means that the wool we use comes from farmers who don’t harm their sheep. Mulesing is a surgical procedure, where farmers remove a part of skin from the sheep’s breech in order to make the nesting environment less attractive for the blowflies. Mulesing is especially common in Australia. This is an extremely painful for the animals and there are other non-painful ways to keep the sheep save from the infections.

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Merino is 100% natural and renewable material, as the merino sheep produce new fleece every year. When merino is disposed of, it will naturally decompose in soil releasing nutrients back to earth. It can be reused or recycled.

Due to the natural qualities of merino, it is a long-lasting and high-quality material. Therefore, merino products can be used for decades, whereas many other materials are not that long-lasting. Merino products rarely require machine wash, which saves water and energy consumption.