What is merino wool?
The merino wool, as it names let it guess comes from the Merino sheep. Which is one of the most ancient kinds of sheep on earth? He is strong enough to live both in very hot summer as well as during the coldest winter. If they can survive in any of this situation is because of their fleece.
This wool is made out of keratin, so is completely degradable. Indeed, the merino wool self-decomposed and even act like a fertiliser.
But what is the difference with any other wool?
The difference is that the merino wool is made of an exceptionally fine fibre. So, in comparison to any other wool, the Merino is warmer, softer and has a high level of breathability.
As I said, the wool is a more breathable fabric. Which means that the moisture will go away from your body and it will keep you dry. It makes it perfect for temperature regulation as well.
The wool is also lightweight and soft. Thanks to the fact that the wool is finer than any other one. It also decreases the itchiness usually associated with wool.
The finer of the merino wool gives him a higher elasticity, which reduces the possibility of products to lose their shape.
Moreover, the benefits of the merino wool, it is antibacterial. You will be able to sweat but without the smells. Which is very practical as the merino wool is real warmth, it contains crimps which enter in a collision while you move and create kind of small pockets of air which will keep you warm.
How is it transform?
It is an artisanal process which has to respect and protect the original qualities of the wool.
With a combination of old and new technics, a few machines such as knitters, weavers or spinners transform the fibre into fabrics. Then the fibre is cleaned and then refined.
After all this, the wool is spanned and tailored by designers.
What is the final form of the merino wool?
All the benefits of this wool make it one of the most premium fibre for the cloths industry. However, it can be used in almost every part of our lives.
It is mainly used in clothes and is very practical for sport clothes thanks to its breathable capacity.
At Cuemars, all our beanies are made of 100% Merino Wool which makes them really comfortable to wear and perfect even for the coldest winters. We got them in many colours such as red, grey, beige, mustard, green,… There is a perfect colour to match with all of your styles.
To sum up, the merino wool is a sustainable fabric with many benefits such as the breathability, the warmth, the elasticity and even his antibacterial capacity.