Everything You Need to Know About Our Hero Material: Merino Wool
Have you ever wondered what merino wool is, and why it is the hero material for many sustainable brands? It is certainly not like the regular wool you find in your winter sweaters and scarves. Merino wool is a versatile fabric, used for many different garments. From sweaters, to accessories, to t-shirts, merino wool is a wonder. Stick around as we share all the scoop on this magical Merino wool.
Merino for the Mountains
Merino wool comes from Merino sheep, a breed of sheep originating in Spain, now also found in New Zealand and Australia. Its properties make it especially ideal for mountain wear and activewear since its thermal regulating properties make it the perfect fit for any kind of temperature. Merino sheep, according to Merino & Me, can survive in temperatures from -10 C° up to +35 C°. That’s exactly why we chose merino wool as the core fabric in our base layers, so you will never feel too hot or too cold during your adventure and leisure moments.
Did you know: merino wool even gives you additional protection from the sun! It is UV resistant up to SPF 50, making it the perfect extra layer of precaution against the sun when you are up in the mountains.
Plus, the fabric has incredible moisture absorbing properties so you can wear the Tidløs sweaters and leggings as your winter sport base layers so you remain dry at all times.
Stay Fresh, Stay Comfortable
Are you headed to the mountains but worried about how your clothes will smell after a long day of winter sports? With our merino wool base layers and accessories that will not even be a worry because they are completely odour neutralizing. So you can not only be worry-free about odours, you will not need to wash your garments as often, making them last for longer.
According to Vandeputte, merino wool fibers are extremely thin, making the material breathable and soft. Compared to regular wool, it is even better for maintaining contact with the skin, especially for layering under sports clothes thanks to its lighter and softer feel.
Make it Last
With merino wool being extremely durable, so much so that it is wrinkle resistant, it is the ideal fabric to make garments last for years. Merino wool is a simple choice for Tidløs. This way we can create sustainable garments so you can share experiences that last with your loved ones. Of course, this gentle fabric needs to be cared for. Check out our blog for the ultimate care guide for your Tidløs clothes.
Psst! The Tidløs reversible headbands and reversible beanies are the perfect base layer companions for your winter adventures!
Why We Do Not Believe in Mulesing for our Wool
Tidløs is proudly mulesing-free, and here is why:
“Mulesing” is a common and cruel practice amongst wool farming. It involves a painful surgical procedure in which sheep are stripped of their their wool including around the breach area to prevent infections, a ritual considered “inhumane” by PETA and other animal organizations.
It is possible to create garments with high quality material and not have to harm animals through mulesing.
Unfortunately, mulesing is common amongst Merino wool farming, especially in Australia, which is why we are participating in protecting animals and making cruelty-free fashion the norm in the fashion industry. At Tidløs, we source our Merino wool only from Schöller.
Protecting our Environment
Merino wool is more sustainable than other materials, especially those synthetic fabrics found in several activewear garments. 100% natural, this fabric is Tidløs is committed to functional and long-lasting garments so you can continue to make those memories that last for many years to come. Find out more about our commitment to sustainability here!
Did you know: merino wool is biodegradable! As a fibrous protein, it decomposes naturally, leaving nutrients in its place. Just like fertilizer!