It is a type of wool obtained from Merino sheep, a breed of North African origin that was also bred in Spain before being found just about everywhere. Merino sheep are now bred in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Europe and South America.
The famous merino is known for its ability to adapt to both cold mountainous regions and hot desert areas. The secret is its insulating wool, which gives it this adaptability, and this is the point of interest in merino wool.
The incredible benefits of merino wool
In terms of sustainability, merino wool is completely natural, sustainable and 100% ecological. Merino sheep are stretched once or twice a year, the operation is done in warm seasons and in conditions that do not cause them any harm. The coat of the merino sheep grows back naturally, it would be enough to satisfy the basic needs of the sheep in grass, water, sun etc.
Wool at it's best
Merino wool might look similar to any other type of regular - sheep - wool, however, the quality and softness of the fibers is incomparable. Merino wool is particularly thin, pleasant to the touch and suitable for all skin types as it does not cause any irritation or allergies. In contrast, regular wool is relatively thicker, often quite prickly and warm as it does not have the same insulating properties and would not be suitable for different temperatures.