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Since its use more than three thousand years ago, wool had always been a reliable clothing material. Thankfully, it is still in use up to this day of synthetics and manmade fibers. Part of the reason could be wool merino. 

On the whole, wool as a warm, naturally insulating fabric material is still prized today as it had been for millennia. This is because wool is also water-repellent and hardy. With the advent of wool merino, it is now competing with cotton and silk in terms of its comfort quality.

Merino sheep

Merino wool is the world’s finest grade of wool that comes from the famous Merino sheep. With the wool’s primary qualities such as warmth, insulation, and durability, wool merino is now getting to be known for being soft and comfortable.

As it is, the wool is harvested from Merino sheep where it got its name. (Even if merino sheep is raised in nearly every country, Australia supplies around 80% of the world’s merino wool.)

Merino wool

Merino wool today is prized for its world-renowned soft and comfortable qualities on top of its inherent woolen qualities (durable, water-repellent, natural insulating quality). What makes merino wool soft is the fact that the fiber strands are much finer than that of regular wool.

Moreover, the extremely fine merino wool fiber makes it naturally elastic which in turn enhances its other qualities. Its natural anti-microbial properties make it odor-resistant unlike other synthetic (man-made) fabrics.

In addition, merino wool is also anti-static and fire-resistant. It is also an ideal material for many other products aside from its use as performance wear and suiting materials.

Other merino wool qualities

Compared to traditional wool, merino wool has more fine fibers that trap more air pockets and lock in more body heat. In effect, it is a super insulator.

Merino wool is also a highly breathable material because it can absorb around 30% of their own weight in moisture. This makes the wearer stay dry and comfortable regardless of the temperature (keeps you warm in cold weather and makes you cool in hot weather).

Since merino wool does not stick to the skin even when wet, it cools the user through sweating (and cooling) of the body with the skin doing its natural work of perspiring.

Children’s underwear

Aside from being a natural insulator against cold, the other unique characteristics of merino wool qualifies it as one of the best materials suitable for children’s undergarments.

For active children, merino wool will feel comfortable because the wool breathes freely. Moreover, it will not feel cold and sweaty even when it had absorbed so much moisture.

For children with delicate skins, merino wool fits the bill as a suitable underwear material. The main reason is that it is the softest among all the other wool types and the fact that it is non-allergenic.

Merino quality

Today’s technology makes it possible to sort and select the finest merino fibers. In the knitting and dress goods industry, “merino” means clothing articles made from the very best soft wool.

For most people, however, wool merino simply means the finest grade of wool that came from merino sheep. At Mihi Merino this is definately the case with the wool being sourced off three high country farms in New Zealand for every single garment. Great pride is taken in the quality of these garments. From the farm gate straight to the consumer all stages of making these beautiful garments are controlled by these three farms. The Merino Wool used is all grown sustainably and only the highest levels of animal welfare are pratised. Mihi have happy sheep producing fine wool for each and every garment.  


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