Wool used to be synonymous with itchy skin, thick unruly yarns, and dry clean only tags. Fortunately, the wool of today is nothing like that of the past. That said, not all wool is created equal – that’s why Krimson Klover chooses the finest Merino wool yarns and blends to craft our extremely comfortable, extremely durable, extremely sustainable knits and baselayers. If you don’t know yet, let’s give a little 411 on Krimson Klover Merino Wool.
Where does Merino Wool come from?
New Zealand, Australia, and South America are all known for their Merino sheep, which dot the countryside like little white cotton balls against rich green hills. Merino sheep are famous for their wool, and since it comes from a natural source, it’s naturally renewable and sustainable, and biodegradable. Only Merino sheep can boast wearing Merino wool!
What’s so great about Merino?
So much! First off, Merino is thermo regulating and breathable, which keeps you cool when you’re hot and hot when you’re cold - that’s why it makes great base layers. It’s also antimicrobial, so you don’t need to wash it as much as you might other baselayers or tops. This makes it good for the environment and good for our water bill! If you’re looking for a perfect travel material, look no further than Merino wool – it’s wrinkle resistant, dirt/water repellent and stain resistant, which means you’ll show up at arrivals as fresh as you did at departures.
Is all Merino Wool created equally?
No – just because you happen to use Merino wool doesn’t mean that all Merino is of the same quality. Here at Krimson Klover, we use ultra-fine merino wool, which mean it’s softer on your skin and has a nicer hand feel. Also, and even more importantly, our Merino is sourced from farmers who treat their sheep responsible and ethically. There are no cruel practices or sheering techniques, and you can rest assured that no animals were caused undue harm or pain while sourcing their precious resource!
Can I wear Merino all year round?
Yes! Merino is a year round fabric that is equally at home in the summer as it is in the winter. This is due to Merino’s excellent moisture transfer and temperature regulating abilities. Grab a short sleeve or sleeveless Merino top in the summer to stay just as cool as you do warm with a long sleeve top in the winter time.
What do Merino sheep look like?
They look like this! Aren’t they adorable?
How long does Merino last?
If property stored and taken care of, Merino fabrics can last long enough to be passed down through the generations - so choose your sweater wisely, because your grand kid might inherit it one day!