Frequently, we get asked about the difference between our various wool qualities as you are unsure about what product to go for. Therefore, we wrote this post to explain in more detail.
Firstly, we would like to say that we have been manufacturing woollen underwear for 100 years. The reason we have used wool for so long is because of its very unique natural properties. We have learnt to value and utilise these properties in the best possible way.
Merino wool, the wool we use in production, is not only soft, temperature-regulating, and sweat absorbing, but it is also an excellent choice for allergy sufferers, as well those interested in sustainability.
For the environmentally conscious
For our environmentally conscious customers, we have a large range of ‘Organic Merino Wool’. This wool has undergone a 16-hour environmentally friendly enzyme treatment to remove itchy hairs, making it wonderfully soft against your skin. Our wool strictly comes from Patagonia in Argentina where mulesing isn’t used. Due to strict, regular control, we can assure you that our wool is 100% organic and no harmful chemicals have been used in the entire process. This is especially important for children’s sensitive skin, but you can also enjoy these products yourself and feel good about it. We use a rib knit technique and you can identify the organic label by the little green Ecolabel attached to the product.
For the active
Our active wear is made from ‘exclusive merino wool’ which has a fine quality, produced from an exceptionally thin thread. This means our exclusive wool is even softer than our organic merino wool and is knit with one strand, creating a dense fabric. As a result, our exclusive merino wool products don’t tend to be transparent, making them ideal for sportswear. You can find these products under our ‘Base layers’ section.
For those with sensitive skin who are worried about wool being itchy, it may be best to choose a ‘silk/merino wool’ blend. This material also has a rib knit but is a little lighter than other qualities and feels wonderfully soft against your skin.