WHY MERINO WOOL?
Here is a list of why we believe Merino Wool is the ideal fabric for kids:
Merino wool draws moisture and sweat away from the skin, a phenomenon known as wicking. This will help your child stay comfortable whether it be in warm or cold conditions. You could say that it creates a ‘responsive microclimate’ around your child’s body and ‘wicks’ away moisture so that your child’s skin does not get clammy. Merino wool can absorb up to 1/3 of its own weight in moisture before it starts to feel damp and clammy. On the other extreme, synthetics can only absorb between 2-5% and cotton around 8%.
By choosing merino wool for your children, you are also caring for the planet. Merino wool is biodegradable, renewable and requires no pesticides since merino sheep simply need a mix of water, air, sunshine and grass to produce their soft fleece. Every year, a Merino sheep will produce a new fleece, making it a completely renewable fiber.
Merino contains lanolin, which has antibacterial properties, resulting in reduced human body odor. This means the garments can be worn for a considerable amount of time before it eventually needs washing. After a day of use, a Merino garment often simply needs a bit of ‘shaking’, hang them to air and they are good to go for the next day too!
Our children’s skin is constantly exposed to UV light when playing outdoors. Merino wool provides good sun protection compared to other fabrics, making it especially suited for their skin. This also makes it a great choice for a wide range of outdoor activities.
Most Merino garments can be machine washed (including Woolami garments) which is great for busy parents who prefer to spend time outdoors rather than in the laundry room. Follow the washing instructions, and you will be able to enjoy your Merino garments for years to come.