Merino wool is the best quality wool in the world. It’s a natural, renewable and biodegradable product. It’s the finest and the softest wool of any sheep. Merino wool is the most versatile and the most practical natural fibre. Moreover, it is machine washable and it doesn’t itch.
Merino sheep are a breed of sheep that originated centuries ago in Spain. Merino sheep are mainly bred in Australia and New Zealand. They live in high mountains. Merino is the only kind of sheep that can survive such severe weather conditions ( -20˚C in winter up to even 40˚C in summer).
Merino fibre is finer than regular sheep fibres . Let’s compare wool fibres with a human hair.
- Human hair – 60 – 80 microns,
- Regular sheep wool – 30 – 32 microns,
- Merino wool – 17.5 – 24 microns.