When you think of wool, you immediately think of a scratchy and itchy sweater. But that assumption has been history since the discovery of the Merino sheep and the use of its ultra-fine wool to make clothing with almost magical properties.

Table of Contents:

           1. Fiber strength

           2. Comparison to other types of fabric

           3. Experience as a recipe for success

1. Fiber strength


     The most important factor that decides whether a garment or the wool used for it scratches or not is the fiber strength. The fiber strength describes the thickness of the individual wool fibers and thus divides them into different degrees of fineness - the finer the softer and more comfortable. Merino wool is significantly finer than conventional wool or synthetic fibers. But the miracle wool itself is also divided into five classes.


     During production, we only use fibers from the "superfine" category or better, which makes our clothing particularly comfortable to wear. The so-called scratch limit of the skin is at a fiber thickness of about 25 microns and the merino fiber we use is significantly lower. A fine wool fiber can bend and curl significantly more than thick fibers.


     This is why the individual fibers do not "prick", since the end is rarely in contact with the skin, but rather the curved fiber itself. As a result, the sensitive nerve endings of the human skin are less irritated.


"Merino wool is simply too fine to scratch"

2. Comparison to other types of fabric

     However, this pleasant and comfortable wearing comfort can only be achieved if the garment is made of 100% merino wool. Fibers from different materials are often mixed. However, mixing with other fibers increases the risk of scratching, reduces the unique selling points of the merino fiber and reduces the aspects of sustainability and easy care.


     Compared to other fibres, that of the Merino sheep is particularly fine. The fiber of a "normal" sheep is usually twice as thick and even a synthetic fiber cannot keep up with the miracle sheep. At 25 microns, even human hair is significantly thicker than a merino wool fibre. 



3. Experience as a recipe for success


     Another very decisive factor why merino wool does not scratch is the entire extraction and manufacturing process itself. Garments of such high quality can only be produced with decades of experience and the very comprehensive range of knowledge about the best manufacturing and processing methods. With the selection of the wool, the shearing, the dyeing process and all other subsequent work steps up to the finished product, a huge wealth of experience is drawn on. This is the only way we can guarantee that our products will meet expectations day after day.