What makes merino so special and why it is the ideal fabric for babies and kids, winter AND summer.
Well, it's an impressive and long list. Just take a minute to go through it:
Unlike itchy, stinging wool, merino is ultra-fine and soft to the skin.
Forget what you knew about wool. Because merino sheep have much thinner and longer bristles than other sheep, it is possible to weave it into a much finer fabric than can be done with normal wool. The thickness of merino fibres varies on average between 13 and 24 microns. (By comparison, the fibres of the wool of a Shetland sheep are 40 microns and a human hair is 60 microns thick). Merino fabric is super fine and very comfortable to wear, is soft and silky to the touch and not itchy like most wool. It is anti-bacterial & safe to use for babies and children with eczema, allergies and sensitive skin.
Merino is the only natural fabric that naturally breathes and regulates moisture. It keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer.
Especially when it is worn close to the skin, merino has the incomparable ability to maintain a comfortable microclimate between body and environment. Unlike synthetics, merino breathes and drains moisture away from the skin. This ensures that the skin remains dry and never feels clammy. Merino has the characteristic to adapt to your own body temperature as it both insulates and breathes. This way it provides warmth in cold weather and cool in heat.
Merino keeps our little ones warm, extra insulation is especially important for babies
The heat-regulating property of merino is a blessing for babies. Babies are not as adaptable as adults to temperature change. A baby's body surface is about three times greater than an adult's, compared to the weight of his/her body. Babies can lose heat rapidly, as much as four times more quickly than adults. Under 12 months they have difficulty regulating their own temperature, even in a warm environment.
When babies are cold-stressed, they use energy and oxygen to generate warmth. By keeping babies at optimal temperatures, neither too hot nor cold, they can conserve energy and build up reserves. When temperature is regulated and maintained a baby will become more relaxed, gain weight and sleep better. Several studies have shown that merino improves sleep routines of babies.
Merino is odor and dirt resistant.
The lanolin in the wool fibres makes them hydrophobic causing fluid in excessive quantities to bead and roll of the fabric. It also inhibits the absorption of dirt and odors. As it remains odor free much longer compared to synthetic or cotton fabrics, Merino warrants less frequent washing adding to its ecological benefits. Nevertheless, when the need for washing arises, it can be easily maintained. Most merino garments can simply be washed in the washing machine on a soft wool program.
Merino is elastic and does not lose its shape.
Merino is 100% natural, biodegradable, completely renewable and sustainable.
Merino is fire-resistant and UV-resistant.
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