16/03/18 Material Merino
Using soft wool from organic farms in Uruguay, we have developed a unique yarn that runs through all our merino products. It is a small fabric revolution, innovating the mathematics of spinning and knitting, which allows us to create a variety of textures from one single source.
Merino wool is an entirely natural fibre grown year-round. Grazing on extensive grassland terrain, the Merino sheep are free-range animals that live a largely carefree existence.
Merino wool is a completely renewable fibre; Merino sheep produce a new fleece every year. In addition, organic farmers work to conserve the pastures on which their Merino sheep graze, protecting and preserving the natural resources for future generations while maintaining the efficiency of their land.
A wool fibre is composed of a natural protein called keratin that is biodegradable, similar to the protein found in human hair. When disposed of, Merino wool decomposes in soil in a matter of years, slowly releasing valuable nitrogen-based nutrients back into the earth, acting like a fertiliser. In contrast, synthetic fibres can be extremely slow to degrade.