Which type of wool is best for you?

We offer many different types of wool, so it can be difficult to decide which is best for. Therefore, we have tried to give you an overview of each one.

All of our wool is produced with sustainability in mind and dyed at DILLING’s Nordic Swan certified dyehouse in Denmark*.
At our dyehouse we use only the purest dyeing agents, meaning no harmful chemicals or heavy metals enter into our production line. Therefore, it is mainly the treatment of the wool, the thickness of the wool fibres, and the knitting technique that separate the different wool types.


 

CHOOSE ORGANIC MERINO WOOL IF……



 

01.
CHOOSE ORGANIC
MERINO WOOL IF...


You would like the purest and most environmentally friendly quality of wool. These products are identifiable by the little Ecolabel as they have been treated and dyed at our Nordic Swan Eco-labelled dyehouse in Denmark. Here it has undergone a 16-hour environmentally friendly enzyme treatment to gently remove all itchy hairs, making the wool nice and soft. The wool fibres are also raw, or untreated, which means all of the wool’s natural insulating, moisture absorbing, and sweat wicking properties are kept intact.

Read more... We use a 1/1 rib knitting technique to give the material a high level of flexibility and stretch when worn, however it retains its original shape when washed. This type of wool is also available in a broad rib (8/1), which gives the material a nice striped structure. With organic merino wool, it is very important to follow the washing instructions, otherwise it can become matted. Organic merino wool products have to be washed on a wool setting at 30oc with a wool specific detergent.


 

CHOOSE EXCLUSIVE MERINO WOOL, IF...



 

02.
CHOOSE EXCLUSIVE
MERINO WOOL IF…


You would like to have a completely smooth and soft wool quality with a sporty design. Our exclusive merino wool is particularly fine in quality and made from exceptionally thin thread, making the wool even softer than our organic merino wool, hence the word ‘exclusive’. The thinner the wool thread, the higher the price, therefore you will find our exclusive merino wool products are more expensive than our organic merino wool.

Read more... Our exclusive merino wool products are knitted solely from one strand of wool, which means they are extremely smooth and dense, and the fabric keeps its shape when worn. Similarly to other wool products on the market, this wool has undergone a “superwash” treatment, where initially the wool’s itchy hairs are removed using chlorine and then the wool fibres are covered with a film resin (usually plastic). This is not good for the environment, but you don’t need to be as careful when washing, although we still recommend washing all wool products on a wool program (30oc) with a wool detergent.

We are working on producing an organic variety of our exclusive merino wool. However, until that is possible, we have opted to keep offering it as we have a lot of demand for this fine but strong type of wool.


 

CHOOSE EXCLUSIVE MERINO WOOL, IF...



 

CHOOSE MERINO WOOL/SILK, IF…



 

03.
CHOOSE MERINO
WOOL/SILK IF…


You would like to have a little extra luxury in your daily life. The addition of silk makes this material the softest in our wool collection, as well as the lightest. Silk shares the natural moisture absorbing ability to merino wool and also protects you against the cold and heat.

Read more... The knitting technique used for this fabric is a 1/1 rib, which means the fabric is extremely flexible and can stretch easily when worn. It will also keep its original shape when washed but must be washed on a wool program (30oc) with a wool detergent. Merino wool/silk products may appear slightly transparent because of the thinness of the material.

The yarn for this product is made from Chinese mulberry silk and is produced from the silkworms’ cocoon. In order to produce a long, high quality thread, the cocoons are boiled with the silkworms inside. This is a delicacy in Asia that the local people eat. It would not be possible to produce silk with the same high quality if the moth was able to chew its way out first as the thread would break up into lots of short threads. This is why this method is used.



 

CHOOSE MERINO WOOL IN RIB, IF…



 

04.
CHOOSE MERINO
WOOL IN RIB IF…


You would like a light and airy material with a trendy design. This wool type is organic; however, the knitting technique sets it apart from our original organic wool. The rib knit is a 4/2 rib, which gives the material a nice structure and makes it the most flexible wool type.

Read more... DILLING’s rib merino wool has undergone a treatment known as “Naturetexx Plasma” which is a shock treatment used to make the wool extremely soft and diverse. The wool fibres are raw, or untreated, therefore the wool’s natural abilities to insulate, absorb moisture, and protect against odours, are completely intact. We recommend that our rib products are washed on a wool program (30oc) with a wool detergent.


 

CHOOSE MERINO WOOL IN RIB, IF…



 

CHOOSE MERINO WOOL TERRY, IF…



 

05.
CHOOSE MERINO
WOOL TERRY IF…


You would like a soft, but thick wool type. This wool is also organic, but the knitting technique also sets it apart from our original organic wool. This wool material is knitted as a terry cloth, which makes is soft and fluffy inside, but completely smooth outside. This material is not meant for use as underwear, but as a mid-layer for those cooler summer nights.

Read more... DILLING’s wool terry has undergone a treatment known as “Naturetexx Plasma” which is a shock treatment used to make the wool extremely soft and diverse. The wool fibres are raw, or untreated, therefore the wool’s natural abilities to insulate, absorb moisture, and protect against odours, are completely intact. We recommend that our rib products are washed on a wool program (30oc) with a wool detergent.

We recommend that products in wool terry be washed on wool setting at 30 degrees with wool detergent.


 

CHOOSE MERINO WOOL FLEECE IF



 

06.
CHOOSE MERINO
WOOL FLEECE IF...


You would like a soft and fluffy material which will keep you and your children warm on even the coldest days. Our wool fleece products are not meant to be worn as underwear but instead as a warm mid-layer or as outerwear. To achieve this warm structure, the fabric has a 1/1 rib knit which is then brushed with a special machine until the fabric becomes fluffy. This knitting technique also gives the wool fleece a lot of flexibility.

Read more... Our wool fleece has undergone a treatment process called Total Easy Care (TEC) which similarly to Superwash is treated with a chlorine treatment to remove itchy hairs, before the wool fibres are coated with a thin layer of resin. This is not good for the environment, but you don’t have to be overly careful when washing it, however we do recommend all our wool products are washed on a wool program (30oc) with a wool detergent.

We have not yet been able to achieve such a high-quality product using organic wool; the durability has not lived up to our quality standards. Therefore, we have chosen to offer a more conventional version, whilst still following our high standards of care for the environment and dyeing the products according to out GOTS standards.


 

CHOOSE MERINO WOOL FLEECE IF



 

*Except for the grey mélange, which is already dyed by our GOTS-certified supplier, as well as the blue and black wool/silk colours.