What is Merino?
Merino, a term that refers to super soft wool, makes up about 40% of the world’s wool. Merino is very tightly crimped, a trait which makes it springy and helps knitted garments keep their shape. Merino, like most wools, can also absorb moisture and then release it into the air. This absorb/release quality keeps you warm in the winter, but it also cools you in the summer, something that synthetic fibers can’t boast. (Move over polyester.) Merino is also a breathable and odor-repelling fiber, qualities that make it sought after year round for high performance sportswear. Do I sound too enthusiastic? Well… here’s more. Merino, in certain yarn structures, has the sheen and softness of silkit hardly looks or feels like wool. Even people with skin too sensitive for more traditional wools are often able to wear merino.
AND, merino is a renewable resourceyet another good thing