Merino wool has been in the spotlight a lot lately. From being used to make clothing for astronauts to being utilized as a material for making clothes to exercise in, it is one of the most versatile fabrics on the planet. You may already have a collection of merino wool garments in your wardrobe but you may not know much about this type of wool.
For starters, the merino sheep is one of the most ancient breeds of sheep and also one of the toughest. In the summer months, their light, thin coat keeps them cool in high temperatures and during the winter months they grow a new layer of extra wool over the existing coat which then protects against the cold. Although this extra layer of wool does a great job at keeping them warm, it is surprisingly soft and not exceptionally heavy. Continue reading
Buying a wool sweater is a great way to not only stay warm but also to do it fashionably. Wool sweaters now come in a massive variety of stylish designs. Because of the high demand for such garments, the majority of stores will stock up on them several months before winter arrives. This gives you ample time not only to stock up for yourself, but also to purchase gifts for your loved ones! However, with so many options you might not be aware that there are different types of wool to choose from. Continue reading
As the British love for wool has grown over the past few years, so too have sales worldwide. A recent boom in sales in the UK was sparked after Prince George was seen wearing clothing made from the versatile fibre. Over the last six years, sales of British Wool have risen by over 60% to reach an astonishing £300 million in sales. Continue reading