Merino wool clothing
The House of Bruar is a firm fan of Merino wool garments. There are many styles and colours to choose from, so we have something for everyone. This blog will discuss Merino, including how to wear it and how it should be cared for to prolong its life.
1. What is Merino wool?
Merino wool, a type of natural fibre, is made from Merino sheep wool. It is well-known for its softness and warmth. Merino wool is naturally warm and insulating. It is also resistant to water and UV to be used in all seasons. There are many options for colours and styles in our Merino collection. It is incredibly absorbent, which means it can withstand bacteria and lasts longer than synthetic or natural fibres.
2. Where is Merino wool from?
Merino sheep were first introduced to Australia in the 18th Century. Their original flocks are believed to have originated from Spain in the 12th Century. Merino sheep were later introduced to Australia in the 18th Century. Merino sheep are found in Asia, Australia, and Spain, mainly in mountainous and high-altitude areas.
Australian farmers have contributed significantly to the development and growth of Merino wool industries. They can be proud of their achievements. Over 20,000 workers are registered and trained to prepare, clean, and process wool from more than 60,000 Australian farms. This is why Australia has the best wool industry in the world. It also provides the highest quality Merino wool for the fashion and fashion industries.
3. What are the different types of Merino wool?
There are many Merino wool types, and they can all be found in different Merino sheep breeds. It is easiest to determine the type of wool by measuring its strand, which is usually done in staples or clusters. The unit of length for wool is measured in microns.
Strong (broad) wool (23-24.5 Microns).
Medium wool (19.6-22.9 microns).
Fine (18.6-19.5 microns).
Superfine (15-18.5 Microns).
Ultra-fine (11.5-15 microns)
Ultra-fine wool can be blended with other fibres like silk or cashmere.
4. How to wear Merino wool properly?
Merino wool has a great advantage: it isn’t as itchy and regular wool. Merino wool is also non-static, so it can be used to satisfy even the most difficult knitters. Merino is a knit that’s both comfortable and economical year round.
These pieces are part our Munrospun Merino Label, which is available in-store as well as online. See our online Merino collection. Merino wool, which is widely regarded as one the finest natural fibres in the world, always has a prominent place in our collection. Shop our online selection or come in-store to see our Knitwear Hall.
5. How do you wash and care Merino wool?
Merino shares many of the same characteristics as cashmere. However, Merino comes from sheep’s wool and is therefore more affordable. Merino wool is naturally softer and finer than most wool. However, Merino fabric can stretch more than other fabrics while still returning to its original form.
These guidelines will help you keep your merino wool garment in a beautiful, soft condition.
How do you care for merino wool?
Wash at low temperatures on a gentle cycle.
Do not tumble dry
Don’t squeeze excess water.
Bleach is not recommended.
Use fabric softener sparingly
Do not dry clean.
Use a cool iron avoiding prints.
Use a mild, non-biological detergent.
Merino wool protection from:
This happens when the wool fluff is agitated by friction and forms small balls on the garment. Pilling can be found in areas that are prone to rubbing, such as the armpits or the shoulders from carrying a bag. Pilling can also occur during a wash cycle. This can be avoided by using a gentle hand wash cycle or gentle wash cycle, accompanied with a gentle spin cycle. This will help to keep your garment in its original shape.
Merino wool can shrink when exposed to high temperatures. We recommend that you hang your garment in a warm place overnight to dry it.
You can also avoid shrinkage by washing your merino garments with low-temperature water. Keep it below 30 degrees. If necessary, wash them in warm water.
Merino wool will not develop an unpleasant odour. It is naturally antibacterial, draws moisture away from the skin and then releases it. If you clean your garment between wears, it will not produce unpleasant odours.
We recommend washing and drying your Merino wool garments before you store them for extended periods of time to prevent moth damage. Cedarwood is a natural repellent against moths. If your clothes are to be kept for a long time, we recommend Cedarwood balls.