The merino sheep is the star of the show when it comes down to this luxurious material.
Merino wool can come from multiple locations around the world, but our sheep have been carefully sourced from two locations: South America and the South African Cape.
I like to call them "The Merry Merinos" because the farms do not mules their sheep and they ensure the best care when removing their fleeces. It's like a weight has been lifted off their shoulders!
Some qualities of merino wool include:
- Regulates body temperature
- Stain resistant
- Water resistant
- Natural Elasticity
- Super soft
- Flame retardant
You can definitely see why it's the most popular choice!
This un-spun wool is made from a manmade acrylic fibre and is the vegan friendly alternative to merino wool. The material is also ideal for people with allergies or for people seeking a substitute material to wool.
Some qualities of acrylic wool include:
- Same great look as merino wool
- Lighter in weight
- For people with allergies to real wool
- Lower price tag
Both materials are wonderful to work with but they both require a small amount of care to keep them looking their best. Take a look at the care page here.