• A little bit about Merino Wool

    Merino is an extremely advanced material which grows on the back of millions of little fluffy fellas around the country so was an obvious choice when we wanted to make something from a natural New Zealand material.

    Here's a bit about why we used it for our cosy socks

    SOFT

    Merino fibres are much finer than traditional wool, making them easy to bend and feel softer.

    ELASTIC

    Merino is naturally elastic, retuning to its original shape easily. Perfect for exercising and in the workshop.

    BREATHABLE

    The fibres absorb moisture and then evaporate into the air, making it extremely breathable.

    WARM AND COOL

    In contrast to synthetics, Merino is an active fibre that reacts to changes in body temperature. So it helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot.

    STATIC RESISTANT

    Because Merino wool can absorb moisture vapour, it tends not to create static electricity, helping it to drape beautifully and be less likely to cling uncomfortably to your body than other fabrics.

    ODOUR RESISTANT

    In contrast to synthetics, Merino wool can absorb moisture vapour which means less sweat on your body. Merino wool even absorbs the odours from sweat, which are then released during washing.

    STAIN RESISTANT

    Merino fibres have a natural protective outer layer that prevents stains from being absorbed. And because Merino wool tends not to generate static, it attracts less dust and lint.

    MACHINE WASHABLE

    Recent innovations mean many Merino wool garments can now be machine-washed and tumble dried. It's very elastic too so requires less ironing than other fabrics.

    ANTI-WRINKLE

    At microscopic level, each Merino fibre is like a coiled spring that returns to its natural shape after being bent. This gives Merino garments a natural resistance to wrinkles.

    FIRE RESISTANT

    You are safer in Merino wool because it is flame retardant and doesn't melt or stick to the skin.

    BIODEGRADABLE

    When Merino fibre is disposed of, it will naturally decompose in soil in a matter of years, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth.

    RENEWABLE

    Every year Merino sheep produce a new fleece, making Merino wool a completely renewable fibre source.

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