Why did we choose this particular material?
Merino wool is a natural material obtained by shearing merino sheep. This process of shearing is done once a year and is mandatory, in order to make the summer periods of high temperatures easier for the sheep. The process itself takes place similar to cutting a man’s hair, and the sheep does not suffer any pain or get hurt. Merino sheep are widespread in Australia, New Zealand and South America.
When we think of wool and products made from wool, we always associate them with the unpleasant feeling of scratching and irritation. However, merino wool is a soft, gentle and airy material, which when in contact with the skin leaves a feeling of pleasantness and comfort, which makes it finer and better than all other types of wool. The fibers of merino wool are half as thin as the fibers of ordinary wool, and therefore they are softer, finer and more sensitive, and precisely because of this, they are less irritating in contact with the skin.
There are different types of fineness of merino wool. The wool we use in making all our products comes from Australia, 19-o micron and belongs to the category of extra fine wool.
Compared to ordinary wool, merino wool has several advantages, but one of the most important is the ability to regulate temperature. Merino wool fibers are active and react to changes in body temperature. In addition to keeping you warm in the winter, merino wool will keep you cool in the summer. If you start to sweat, the merino wool fibers will pull the moisture away from your skin and absorb it. That moisture from the fibers will begin to evaporate, cooling the air between the skin and the woolen clothing or blanket, giving you a pleasant cooling sensation.
Also, the presence of lanolin and keratin makes merino wool an antibacterial and hypoallergenic material, and items made of merino wool are, unlike synthetic materials, resistant to unpleasant odors caused by the presence of bacteria. Therefore, products made of merino wool can be freely used by children.
Let’s summarize the natural properties of merino wool:
- It keeps you warm if it’s cold outside
- It cools you down if it’s warm
- Absorbs moisture from the skin better than synthetics
- It is not felt when using and wearing
- It will not melt or drip if it burns
- It has natural fire resistance. Ako uklonite izvor energije (npr. Plamen upaljača), prestaće da gori
- Antibacterial and hypoallergenic material
Another very interesting characteristic of this wool is that it slows down the heartbeat during sleep, thus creating much better conditions for rest.
We would like to thank our dear Tijana Tegeltija, who provided us with photos of her son in our products. You made our post better. 🙂