What Is Merino Wool?
Merino wool is a natural fiber grown from Merino sheep. It has incredibly fine and small fibers that make it soft, breathable, and lightweight. The short fibers are resistant to bending, preventing it from turning prickly over time and making it more durable. It is also softer and thinner than regular wool.
Originally from Spain, Merino sheep are now a found in Australia, New Zealand, South America, and other countries around the globe. Their fiber has evolved over the years to keep the sheep comfortable in temperatures ranging from five degrees to 95 degrees, making it the perfect material to snuggle up in no matter the weather.
Unlike other materials, Merino wool is biodegradable, typically within a year or so. It is also fire resistant, meaning it does not contain any harsh chemicals found in flame retardants.
Merino wool also regulates body temperature. When it is cold, it traps heat around your body to keep you warm. When it is hot, it transports the heat away from your body to keep you cool, allowing you to use your favorite blanket year round.
Be Cool, Stay Dry
Additionally, wool absorbs moisture and releases it back into the air, keeping it dry. This reduces the likelihood of mildew or bacterial growth, and keeps odors from building up.