MERINO WOOL: PROPERTIES AND BENEFITS
If you own a sweater, scarf or blanket made from fine merino wool, you’re probably familiar with the sumptuous softness and feeling of luxury that comes with this fiber. If you don’t, then we can’t wait for you to discover how good it feels. Here are a few of the unique benefits that have earned merino wool its reputation.
MERINO WOOL IS EARTH-FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLE
Merino wool is made from the natural fibers of merino sheep. The fiber is naturally ecological as it is entirely renewable and makes use only of natural resources - water, grass, sun and fresh air. Neither does it require any chemicals to be processed. The merino sheep that provide the wool graze freely and deliver a new fleece harvest once or twice a year, while the shearing process is purely manual and causes the animal absolutely no pain. What’s more, the merino wool fiber is also biodegradable and will decompose in soil when disposed of, giving back its nutrients back into the earth.
MERINO WOOL IS SOFT
Merino wool fibers are extremely fine and have a small micron diameter, which lacks the annoying itchiness that regular sheep’s wool can sometimes give you. Because of this a merino wool throw feels exceptionally soft and gentle next to your skin.
MERINO WOOL IS HYPOALLERGENIC
A merino wool throw is an ideal choice for style lovers with sensitive skin. Merino wool is a naturally hypoallergenic fiber that has been proven to have therapeutic benefits for people who suffer from skin allergies and respiratory problems.
MERINO WOOL IS THERMO-REGULATING
Merino wool is incredibly good at regulating body temperature. The special composition of the fiber acts like a natural insulator - it keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
MERINO WOOL IS BREATHABLE AND MOISTURE-WICKING
Another wonderful property of merino wool is its natural ability to absorb moisture and release it into the air. It can actually absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture and still maintain its ability to insulate, meaning your merino throw stays fresher for longer.
MERINO WOOL HAS A SELF-CLEANING ABILITY
What really sets merino fiber apart is its self-cleaning effect. Due to its special structure, the wool is antistatic, repels dirt, doesn’t hold smells or odours, and naturally breaks down bacteria and other microorganisms. As a result, merino wool blankets don’t need to be washed frequently and can simply be hung up to air in humid weather.
MERINO WOOL IS A SMART INVESTMENT
High quality merino wool fiber possesses an extremely durable construction. In fact, it’s six times stronger than cotton. Therefore, if cared for correctly, your merino throw can hold up even after years and years of use.
To extend the life of your merino products, read our merino wool care guide.
MERINO WOOL POSSESS HEALING BENEFITS
Quality merino wool products are said to promote healing properties. Throws made from merino wool produce micro-massage of the body, which improves blood circulation. Wool next to the skin also decreases sensitivity to pain and initiates release of muscle tension.
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