Why You Need to Own a Merino Wool Clothe

Merino wool is the most popular fabric on the planet. It is often referred to as the “super hero” of clothing and for good reason: it’s comfortable, warm, lightweight, and environmentally friendly.

It’s also breathable, absorbent, odor-resistant and machine washable! Here’s why you need to own at least one merino wool garment for every season:

Cold Weather (and summer)

As its name suggests, wool is a natural insulator. The crimps in its thread form tiny air pockets, which can help trap body heat and keep you warm.

In addition to the insulating properties of wool, it also helps regulate your temperature by moving moisture away from the skin and keeping you cool when you’re working up a sweat, as well as by helping to prevent overheating.

Great for active wear, merino is lightweight and thin, so it’s a great choice for high-output activities like hiking and running in the warmer months.

This fabric is naturally water-repellent and is able to absorb up to 35% of its weight in moisture vapor, keeping you dry when you’re working up a sweat. This ability to wick moisture from the surface of your skin is why merino can be worn in hot climates, too, as it keeps you drier and cooler than fabrics made from cotton or other synthetic fibers.

Aside from its insulating benefits, merino is also a great alternative to synthetic fabrics for summertime outdoor activities. Unlike synthetics, merino takes only six months to biodegrade, meaning it’s not causing damage to our planet and will be around for the long haul.

It’s incredibly durable, too!

The lanolin in Merino wool resists mildew and mold, extending the life of the garment. It also works as a barrier against bacteria and viruses, preventing infection.

It’s also a great choice for people with sensitive skin and allergies, since the lanolin will help keep your skin from developing irritation.

Odor-Resistant and Machine Washable

If you want to enjoy the benefits of merino wool¬†click here but don’t want to spend the money, check out our selection of merino blends. These garments are made of a combination of merino and other fabrics to add durability, such as Tencel (lyocell) or linen, while retaining the comfort and performance of merino wool.

You can always find a merino blend at a price that won’t break the bank. Whether you’re looking for a light-weight, packable base layer to wear while camping or a breathable, moisture-wicking midlayer to wear on your next mountain climb, there’s a blend for everyone.

The best part is, it’s all made with the utmost care to make sure you have a quality product that will last you for years!

GREEN ROSE 100% merino is available in two colour options: White and Navy Blue.

When washing a merino garment, use the recommended care instructions on the label. For best results, hand-wash with cold water and a wool-specific detergent that does not contain softeners. This will also help to avoid fading, which is often a problem with other fabrics.