Merino Wool – nature’s super material

Merino wool can be considered nature’s perfect insulator because it keeps kids warm when the weather gets chilly, yet cool when it warms up! It’s worked for sheep for centuries!

It’s not just for mountain climbers and hikers, but perfect for active kids in Winter because it regulates body temperature and wicks away cold moisture. It keeps their body temperature where it should be, so that they can keep playing.

What's more, wool is also naturally self-cleaning! So you won’t need to wash clothes made of wool as frequently and you’ll often find that simply airing them does the trick.

Why Merino?

  • Retains heat
  • Releases moisture
  • Non itchy
  • 100% Natural material
  • PO.P wool is Mulesing free
  • Machine washable
  • Maintains shape
  • Quick drying

Is Merino wool itchy like my grandmother’s sweaters?

While we love to hear that grandmother is knitting your kids’ sweaters, as they can be such cherished pieces, Merino wool is not the same and is not itchy at all. It is one of the finest, softest wools available.

If we could, we’d let you feel through the computer to see for yourself.

When would my child need Merino wool?

While Merino socks and hats are great for all kids, we find that many customers buy Merino tops and leggings for outdoor activities, camping, hiking, biking, sports and skiing. To help control body temp when the outside temperature fluctuates.

As an added bonus, our merino items can double as lounge wear for after the outdoor fun.


Always mulesing-free

We want all animals to be well-treated and do not see why any animal should have to suffer in order for us to make our clothes. This is why we have a zero tolerance for mulesing and we only purchase wool from countries with no mulesing. We always require a certificate that mulesing has not been part of the wool production


Superwash

Our merino wool items are "Superwash" treated. This is a patented process that makes the wool machine-washable without causing it to "felt". The wool fibres are given an acid bath to remove their scales (which would otherwise cause the wool to felt in the washing machine). This means there is no need to add any plastic during the treatment, which is necessary with other anti-felting methods.


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