Merino is wool from a sheep of the Merino breed, which originated in the south-western Spain, from where it has spread to the whole world at the end of the eighteenth century. At present, Australia is the largest producer of the Merino wool. From the wool of other sheep breeds is the Merino wool distinguished by a very thin fibre (11.5 – 24 microns), which makes it exceptionally soft.
Excellent properties of the Merino wool
- Fine. Merino wool is very fine, more flexible than the coarse wool fibre. This makes the Merino wool pleasant to touch even for the most sensitive skin.
- Elastic. The natural elasticity and crease-resistance of the Merino wool helps the dress to stretch with the body and return to its original shape.
- Breathable. The Merino wool can absorb and release large amounts of sweat into the air. It helps the body to be dry.
- Thermoregulation. In response to changes in the body temperature, the Merino wool helps to stay warm or cool.
- Comfortable. The Merino wool tends not to build static electricity by friction.
- Odour absorbent. The Merino wool can absorb the smell of sweat.
- Natural and decomposable. When the Merino wool returns to the nature, it naturally decomposes over several years, leaving valuable nutrients in the soil.
- UV protection. The Merino wool protects against UV radiation much more efficiently than the most synthetic or cotton fabrics.
Care for the Merino wool products
- Washing. Products from the Merino wool shall be washed inside out with garments of similar materials and colours. Always choose a soft washing programme / wool programme with reduced speed. Use a washing powder or liquid suitable for the wool. Do not use softener. Do not exceed the maximum recommended washing temperature. Only fill the washing machine up to 1/3.
- Drying. Spin-dry very softly. Ideally dry on a flat surface. Avoid drying in direct sunlight or in a drier. Iron only when it’s really necessary, inside out at low temperature.
- Storage. The Merino wool can be attacked by moths. Wash the products before long or seasonal storage. Do not forget to put a moth repellent in the clean cabinet.
- Protection against mechanical damage. The wool is more susceptible to mechanical damage than synthetic fabrics. Pay attention to contact with zippers, hooks, straps, Velcro fasteners, chains or accessories that could damage the product.
Cotton is one of the most used materials in the textile industry, but bio cotton is only a small part of the total production. Unlike “ordinary” cotton, the bio cotton is grown and processed in a nature-friendly manner, respecting the rights of employees and the highest demands of consumers. Pesticides are not used to protect against pests, and chemical fertilizers are replaced by the natural ones. Bio cotton is mostly hand-picked, and only natural materials and dyes are used to process it.
Care for BIO cotton products
Washing. Like any natural fabric, also the bio cotton, especially when first washed or washed at higher temperatures, can slightly shrink. We recommend that you think about it when choosing the right size of clothing. For the first time, wash the textile product separately to avoid the possible colouring of other textiles. Subsequently, wash the products with textiles of the same colour while adhering to the textile maintenance instructions.
Drying. Cotton has good strength and durability, so it does not require special care when drying. However, by careful treatment and avoiding extreme conditions you can extend the durability of the cotton product and its pattern.
Protection against mechanical damage. Cotton is more susceptible to mechanical damage than synthetic fabrics. Pay attention to contact with zippers, hooks, straps, Velcro fasteners, chains or accessories that could damage the product.
GOTS certified textiles
This is an international bio certification standard. It has ethical and ecological requirements, from cultivation, textile processing, packaging to distribution and printing. It ensures not only strict control of production from an ecological point of view but also compliance with the social conditions in production in accordance with Fair Trade and is therefore the best guide if you are looking for quality and cleanliness in all respects. Ecological requirements confirming the 100% health of the GOTS-certified product are a natural thing. Certification is carried out every second year through revision and further tightening of conditions. Currently, it is the most complex and most demanding global organic textile certification, which has been with its requirements for cleanliness and ecology of production, a completely new and independent qualitative step in the textile industry for several years.
The GOTS-certified product guarantees that:
- all fibres are produced without contact with ordinary non-certified fibres
- the chemical process is regulated to ensure non-toxicity and natural degradability
- the use of any toxins and allergens, pesticides and heavy metals, genetically modified organisms and their enzymes is excluded during production
- paper and cardboard used in production are recycled
- people involved in the production are not exposed to toxins
- child or forced labour is not used during production
- a workplace control system and subsequent testing ensures that the resulting product meets all the required criteria