Australian Merino wool is unrivalled regarding its sustainability. It is an entirely natural fibre grown by millions of Australian sheep every year and thus a renewable and sustainable resource. All it requires is the simple combination of sheep, sunlight, water and grass.
Unlike most synthetic fibres such as Polyester (PES) or Polyamide (PA), Merino wool is biodegradable: it takes only a few years to completely decompose. During this process the wool also slowly releases valuable nutrients. It is the perfect choice for those who prefer clothing that has a minimal impact on the environment.
Recent research studies have found that sleeping in or under wool leads to a better sleep. This natural fibre resource creates a microclimate that assists in regulating the temperature and humidity of the air around the body, thus providing a restful sleep. The average person perspires around one litre of fluid each night which synthetic fabrics are unable to absorb. Merino wool by contrast can absorb up to one third of its own dry weight.
At night, wool fibres absorb this perspiration and during the day, moisture is naturally released back into the atmosphere. The evaporation of moisture also means no breeding ground for allergy-causing mould, bacteria and mites. Furthermore, it is scientifically proven that sleeping in or under wool significantly lowers the human heart rate and leads to a better recovery during this resting phase.
Australian Merino wool is much finer than traditional types of wool and feels luxuriously gentle on the skin. Merino wool fibres actively regulate temperature, forming a microclimate around the body. It easily adapts to the body’s temperature under changing conditions, enabling the body to retain an optimum temperature in hot or cold environments. This characteristic makes wool a versatile all-season fabric. Merino wool is able to absorb perspiration and then release it into the air. It is a highly breathable material and as it decreases the humidity between the skin and the garment, it is also less prone to clamminess.