Merino – alles, was du über die Feinwolle wissen solltest

Merino – everything you should know about fine wool

What is Merino wool made of?

Originally in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa, today in various places around the world, including Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, very special animals can be found - Merino sheep. They are one of the most resilient sheep breeds in the world and their wool provides us with the basis for high-quality knitted styles . There Merino sheep Because they are naturally used to extreme temperature fluctuations, they have particularly dense and fast-growing fur. Merino sheep do not lose their wool coat on their own and therefore need to be sheared about once a year to remain viable.

What makes Merino wool so unique?

It is the structure of the Merino wool , which makes the fiber so practical and unique. The fur of Merino sheep consists of particularly fine hair that is only half as thick as normal wool. And because the fibers are so fine, they curl particularly strongly. This has many advantages: On the one hand, the fibers are Merino wool particularly soft on the skin, and on the other hand, the structure ensures that the individual fibers lie loosely on top of each other, forming air chambers and thus ensuring excellent insulation properties, while the material still remains breathable. No wonder, that Merino wool One of the most popular materials for high-quality knitted styles such as sweaters , trousers, dresses and winter underwear!

These are the most important ones Benefits of Merino Wool at a glance:

  • cooling in summer, warming in winter
  • doesn't scratch
  • warming even when wet
  • flame retardant
  • crease-resistant
  • does not become electrostatically charged
  • water-repellent, dirt-repellent
  • dirt-repellent
  • odor-inhibiting (can be worn for several days)
  • biodegradable
  • robust


Care for merino wool properly

On topic Wash merino wool and Caring for Merino Wool lots of people get cold feet. Numerous horror stories about favorite items that have shrunk and unsightly lint cause uncertainty. But even though Merino wool is a delicate natural fiber, you only give it a few Care tips and the right care products a very long life:

  • Protect your merino wool garment by not washing it after every wear. Since the natural fiber is extremely breathable, it doesn't start to smell so quickly. However, after wearing it for a long time or if it gets dirty, you should definitely give the knitted item a wash .
  • Use a gentle wool detergent made from natural raw materials .
  • Be sure to avoid using bleach or various fabric softeners, as these can damage the fibers.
  • In many cases, the Washing Merino Wool the washing machine can also be used. To do this, use a gentle wash cycle and make sure that the water temperature does not exceed 30 degrees.
  • You can also add other items of clothing made from coarse fibers to the washing machine. The resulting friction causes loose fibers to be removed.
  • Styles with print should be washed inside out.
  • Close all zippers, otherwise they can damage clothing.
  • Use special laundry bags for delicate laundry items
  • Wash light, dark and colorful clothing separately as usual.
  • Let styles made of merino wool dry lying flat, this is the gentlest way.
  • Avoid using dryers.


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