Are you under the impression that merino wool is only suited for the winter months? Let us debunk that myth and introduce you to the versatility of our Merino Kids products. Our merino wool is a superior material that outperforms synthetic materials and cotton, making it an excellent all year-round fabric.
Whether it's the hot summer months or the chilly winter days, merino wool is the optimal choice for your little one's comfort. So let's explore why merino wool is the perfect material for any season...
Merino wool is moisture-wicking
When the temperature rises, merino wool fibres wick away moisture from the skin and release it from the fabric's surface. This ensures little ones stay cool and comfortable without feeling damp. Merino wool also retains moisture without feeling wet to the touch, absorbing up to 30% of its own weight before feeling humid.
When it gets chilly, these moisture vapours condense within the fibre and emit heat, keeping you snug. Merino fibres naturally kink and crimp, contributing to the fabric's warmth. These crimps trap small air pockets around the body, insulating the body and keeping it warmer for a longer time.
Regulates body temperature
Merino wool's magical science is the key to regulating body temperature. In short, merino keeps you cool when you're warm and warm when you're cool by releasing warmth only when necessary, preventing overheating. No other fibre in the world can regulate your temperature as naturally as merino can!
That's why we always opt for merino wool for our littlest ones. Its incredible ability to regulate body temperature makes it the perfect fabric for babies who can't regulate their own body temperature yet. Plus, merino is exceptionally soft, lightweight and breathable, making it ideal for every season.
No need for seasonal swaps
Naturally temperature regulating, merino wool is perfect to use as the seasons change. With no need to swap your little ones pyjama's or sleeping bag for a different TOG as soon as the month's over, our sleepwear is ideal for parents wanting a complete sleep solution. One sleeping bag will be perfect all year round, saving you money and worry in the process!
Due to its unique superfine fibres, merino wool does not retain odours. It prevents bacteria to cling to a solid surface to grow on, which makes this wonder-fabric antimicrobial. The build-up of bacteria is what creates that ‘sweat’ smell rather than the perspiration itself. Unlike other synthetic fibres, merino wool absorbs odour particles and releases them only when washed.
Easy to care
Merino wool is super easy to care for and wash - music to every parent’s ears, right?! Thanks to odour resistant properties, you don’t need to wash your merino wool garments as frequently as the rest of your wardrobe. Plus, it has a protective outer layer that prevents stains from being absorbed as easily.
Merino wool also features elastic properties that make it completely wrinkle resistant, simply hang to air out. As opposed to viscose, cotton and linen as well as a number of synthetic fibres, once washed ironing is completely optional!
Durable and reusable
Merino wool is six times stronger than cotton, with each fibre able to be bent over 20,000 times. Cotton, on the other hand, breaks after only 3,200 bends. Invest in merino wool clothes that will last for years, maintaining their shape and quality through every season and even for multiple children.
Merino wool is a durable fibre that can even be passed down to someone else or resold for a second or third life. If you're ready to say goodbye to your wool product, don't fret. Recycling companies value wool fibres as a precious raw material.
There are many ways to recycle wool, including shredding it back into yarn and re-spinning it to make new clothing items or turning it into materials like "shoddy" that can be used in mattresses, insulation, or felt blankets.
If you're unsure how to recycle your merino wool, start by searching online for recycling points or contact your local council for more information. By recycling your wool products, you'll not only be doing your part for the environment but also supporting sustainable practices.
Merino wool, the all year round choice
So there you have it, our top reasons why we love and use merino wool all year round. Merino wool brings style, comfort and performance together in perfect harmony to create a powerhouse fibre for your little one that is great for warm and cold weather.
Discover Merino Kids
The Merino Kids range has all the merino wool essentials you need for your family. From their iconic Go Go sleeping bag, to their super soft pyjamas and cute newborn essentials that are perfect all year round. The best part of all, thanks to the all the amazing qualities listed above, you won't need to buy seasonal products or switch depending on the weather.