Unique Benefits Merino Wool NZ | New Zealand Merino Wool
Fibres, Fabric & Clothing
Qualities of Merino Wool Clothing that make it the ideal fabric to design, make, wear and enjoy.
Renowned for its softness to the touch, Merino is often referred to as ‘The Golden Fleece’. Light weight with superb handle and drape, merino provides luxury and supreme comfort next-to-skin.
A natural, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable fibre, Merino creates beautiful fabrics and garments that are not only elegant but are that are also gentle on the environment.
Merino is unique in its natural ability to keep you warm in the cold of a snowy winter and cool in the heat of a humid summer.
Merino has the ability to insulate the wearer from extremes of cold, and also help protect the individual from excessive heat. The thermal insulation provided by a Merino fabric is due to the air trapped between the fibres, and as Merino is much finer than most other textiles, it contains more air spaces, and provides greater insulation.
BREATHABLE & ODOUR RESISTANCE
The Merino fibre creates fabrics that are breathable, with the active ability to react to changes in one’s body temperature and the micro-climate above the skin, which is further enhanced by Merino’s insulation capacity.
SWEAT AND MOISTURE CONTROL
Merino fibres wick moisture away from the body allowing greater comfort and moisture control
DRAPE AND WRINKLE RECOVERY
Merino fibres are strong and long, enabling a durable fabric and has excellent drape and wrinkle recovery. As Merino fibres are natural, and like human hair are made up of keratin proteins, they are very resilient - a Merino fibre can be bent 20,000 times without breaking. When a Merino fibre is wet, it can be extended up to 30% without damage. When the extension is released, the fibre then recovers completely to its original dimensions.
NATURAL STRETCH FIBRES
The natural stretch and elasticity of Merino fabrics means they move with the wearer, so garments resist losing their shape over time. Together with the natural properties of breath-ability, thermo-regulation, durability, stretch and drape that Merino fabrics provide, the fineness of Merino ensures it feels smooth, soft and comfortable.
FIRE AND STATIC RESISTANCE
At Velocity, we insist on using New Zealand made, top quality merino wool that produces a merino clothing garment that will preserve its shape, sustain its colour and keep looking gorgeous year after year.
...and just if you are interested, you can watch this YouTube Shearing a Merino - "Sheep Station NZ" video (viewed 46,000 times)