Many of you often ask about the differences of our various wool qualities, because you are unsure as to what products you should go for. Therefore, we have written this post, which explains it in more detail.
First of all, we would like to say that we have now been manufacturing woolen underwear for almost 100 years. The reason why we have stuck with this material as long as we have, is that wool has some very unique natural properties, which we have come to value and utilize in the best way possible.
Merino wool – which is the wool we use in our production – is not only a soft, temperature regulating, and sweat absorbing material, it is also an excellent choice for allergy sufferers, as well as for those who are into sustainability.
For the environmentally conscious
For our environmentally conscious customers, we have a large assortment of underwear in ’organic Merino Wool’. The wool has undergone a 16-hour enzyme treatment to remove scratchy hairs, and as such it feels wonderfully soft against your skin. The wool comes strictly from Patagonia in Argentina, where they don’t use mulesing. Due to strict, regular control, we can assure you that the wool is 100% organic and that no harmful chemicals are used in the further processing. This is especially important for young children , whose skin is sensitive - but you can also enjoy these products yourself and feel good about it! The knitting technique is rib knit and you can identify the products by the little green Ecolabel.
For the active
Our sports series is made from ’exclusive merino wool’. This wool is of a particularly fine quality, produced from an exceptionally thing thread. Because of this, this exclusive wool is even softer than our organic merino wool – thus the description of exclusive. The wool is knit with one strand, creating a dense fabric. Therefore, the products in exclusive merino wool do not tend to be transparent, making them perfect as sportswear. You can find these products in places like under ’Base layers’.
For those with particularly sensitive skin who are worried about wool being scratchy, it may be best to start out with a ’silk-merino wool’ blend. This material is made from rib knit, is a little lighter than the other qualities, and feels wonderful soft/smooth against your skin.