When it comes to wool, most people think of the itchy, thick sweaters grandma used to make you wear. But wool has come a long way since then, and there's a kid on the block you need to know about: merino wool.
First things first, let's talk about regular wool. It's made from the hair of sheep, goats, and other animals. It's been used for centuries for clothing and textiles because of its natural insulating properties and durability. However, regular wool can be quite thick and scratchy, making it less than ideal for everyday wear.
Now, enter merino wool. This type of wool is also made from sheep hair, but it comes from a specific breed of sheep called merino. These sheep have ultra-fine hair, which makes the wool much softer and less itchy compared to regular wool. Merino wool is also more lightweight, making it perfect for clothing that you can wear all year round.
Another thing that sets merino wool apart is its moisture-wicking properties. Regular wool can hold onto moisture, making you feel damp and uncomfortable. Merino wool, on the other hand, is able to wick away moisture and keep you feeling dry and fresh, even during intense physical activity.
When it comes to care, regular wool can be a bit finicky. It needs to be hand washed or dry cleaned and can't be put in the dryer. Merino wool, on the other hand, is much more low maintenance. It can be machine washed and dried, making it a great option for babies and kids clothing.
Here at LFOH we love merino, and we think you will too! You'll be surprised at how soft, comfortable, and versatile it is. And don't worry, it's nothing like that itchy sweater grandma made you wear.