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wool — 09 Nov 2022

#24 Benefits of Merino Wool

#24 Benefits of Merino Wool

Socks knitted from premium merino wool


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When it comes to natural fibres, silk and cotton are the most represented, but wool is also one of the best natural fibres. We have the image of the perfect warm wool for winter, but we also know that it can be itchy, prone to hairballs and therefore requires gentle washing. Finally, for all these reasons, people do not prefer to choose wool. However, wool is rich in properties.

Tabio uses top quality merino wool that is resistant to stains and smells, anti-bacterial, moisture regulating, fresh, insulating and soft to the touch. It is also safe for those with sensitive skin because it is extremely thin.


Merino Sheep's Wool

Most of the best quality wool in the world is produced from Merino sheep. Raised at high altitudes, Merino sheep have a fleece that can adapt to the extreme temperature differences between the heat of summer and the cold of winter to remain comfortable. Tabio's Premium Wool series is made from this rare, extra-fine wool with very long fibres, which means that it does not itch. Instead, it is warm and very soft. It is often used in high-end products such as coats and stoles.


Curiosities on Merino Wool

We asked our central research and development office about the benefits of merino wool.

In general, the fineness of wool fibres is expressed in microns. The smaller the number, the finer and softer the fibres. When we talk about quality fibres, the first thing that comes to our mind is cashmere. Its fibre size is between 14 and 16 microns. Merino fibre measures 18.5 to 19.5 microns, while ordinary wool fibre measures between 19 and 24 microns. Merino is therefore the closest wool to cashmere. By comparison, a human hair measures between 40 and 100 microns. The softness of merino wool comes from the fact that the finer the yarn, the softer it is and the less irritating it is to the skin.


How do we maintain them?

Merino wool can be washed in the machine. However, it is recommended to hand wash it with a gentle pressure to keep its soft texture.

The most important thing is to choose a laundry detergent that is suitable for wool. It has a neutral pH and contains foaming agents that protect the fibre. Avoid using household bleach. In addition, dark colored products can cause discoloration and dye transfer. So make sure you separate them for washing.

Finally, it is strongly recommended that socks are dried in the shade. Using the tumble dryer can cause shrinkage, as well as washing at high temperatures.


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