Merino wool is known to be the favorite material of many outdoor enthusiasts. It's the perfect fabric for varying outdoor conditions when you need to stay warm in a cold climate or stay cool in a warm climate. The wool also absorbs moisture without feeling wet or cold.
Mulesing is a painful surgical procedure for sheep and it can be avoided. It is a method used by some sheep farmers preventing their sheep from being killed by infections caused by insects. Luckily, there are other ways to keep sheep safe from these insects but they are more expensive in the long run. We offer only 100 % mulesing-free merino wool products. Read more why it's important to choose mulesing-free merino wool.
Merino is naturally anti-bacterial and it doesn’t stink like synthetic fibers, so you don’t have to wash the shirt so often – drying and airing it out is usually enough. As a natural fiber, merino wool will break down to its natural base elements and therefore not pollute the oceans and waterways when being washed or discarded.
When buying wool, you should look for standards and certifications that ensure the fair treatment of animals and the respect of the environment, such as the Responsible Wool Standard and ZQ Merino Standard. There is also clothing made from recycled wool which means using pre- or post-consumer wool waste to make a new outdoor garment.