What is Merino Wool?
- The coats of Merino sheep are the source of the distinctive kind of wool known as Merino wool.
- Most of this breed of sheep lives in Australia or New Zealand, where it has to deal with a wide range of extreme weather, from searing heat to freezing cold.
- Merino wool is a renewable natural fiber, which means that a single sheep may produce between four and five pounds of wool in a single year.
- Merino sheep are said to have originated in southwest Spain around the twelfth century. Ewes were raised in the area for a long time.
- During the 15th and 16th centuries, when Spain had a monopoly on the trade of merino wool, they made a big contribution to the local economy.
- In 1797, the first Merino sheep were imported to Australia. By carefully breeding Merino wool sheep in Australia, a finer type of wool called "Australian merino" was made.
- Australia and New Zealand still export the majority of the merino wool that is made today.
What Makes it Stand Out
Merino wool is an extremely fine fabric that is soft to the skin.
The fabric can be worn for a long period of time without washing as it is naturally antibacterial.
The fabric is budget-friendly and durable.
Applications & Usage
Blankets, bedsheets, comforters, etc.
How to Judge the Authenticity
- It smells like burning feathers, with a distinct undertone of sulfide that is also burning. When they cool down, they also produce a little black ball of ash that is quite solid, but after it has cooled down, you can crush it between your fingers.
- Apply a spot treatment to any stains that have already been present.
- It is recommended that you dry clean items that have more structure, such as blazers or coats, rather than washing them in a washing machine.
- Wash your things on the delicate cycle with cold water in a mesh washing bag after you have turned them inside out. Be careful to remove the item from the packaging as soon as possible to prevent creases.
- You also have the option of hand washing your merino wool goods. Soak the item in cold water using a gentle detergent that is designed for wool.
- After rinsing, remove any excess water by squeezing.
- To prevent the object from becoming misshapen, do not wring it.
- After the objects have dried, reshape them into the desired form.
- Do not put any things made of merino wool in the dryer since doing so will cause them to shrink.
- Adjust the temperature of the iron to the wool, medium, or 2-dot setting.
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