What is Merino Wool?
Merino wool is one of the most popular natural fibers in the world of fashion, thanks to its thermoregulatory, breathable, hygienic and comfortable properties.
It is a fine wool, obtained from the shearing of merino sheep, originally from Spain but now bred in various countries, including Italy.
Merino wool stands out for its fineness, which varies from 15 to 24 microns in diameter, and for its softness, which makes it suitable for wearing in contact with the skin.
Furthermore, merino wool has a curled structure, which gives it elasticity and resistance, and a scaly surface, which allows it to repel dirt and bacteria.
What are the characteristics of a merino wool sweater?
Among the advantages of choosing a merino wool knitwear item are:
- The ability to adapt to different environmental temperatures, keeping the body warm in winter and cool in summer, thanks to its high ability to absorb and release humidity.
- Ease of maintenance, as merino wool does not require frequent washing, being able to eliminate bad odors thanks to its self-cleaning action. Additionally, merino wool is resistant to stains and wrinkles, and does not felt easily.
- Respect for the environment, as merino wool is a renewable, biodegradable and recyclable fibre, which does not require the use of harmful chemicals for its production and processing. Furthermore, merino wool helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as it has a low energy impact and a long life.
100% Italian Merino Wool Short Supply Chain Project
An example of a brand that enhances the qualities of merino wool is Lanaioli, an Italian company that produces high-quality knitwear, made entirely in Italy with merino wool from a short supply chain.
The concept of a short supply chain refers to a production and distribution model that minimizes the number of intermediaries between the producer and the consumer, ensuring greater transparency, traceability and sustainability.
Lanaioli has chosen to adopt the short supply chain to enhance the Italian territory and its local producers, selecting only merino wool of Italian origin, certified and traced, coming from farms that respect animal welfare and the environment.
The extra-fine merino wool used by Lanaioli has a particular fineness, which makes it particularly soft and comfortable.
The result is high quality knitwear, with a simple and elegant design, which expresses the value of tradition and modernity, nature and culture, Italy and the world.
Choosing a piece of merino wool knitwear from Lanaioli therefore means choosing a quality garment, which offers comfort, practicality and style, and which at the same time respects the environment, animals and people.
Lanaioli is a brand that is inspired by the values of the short supply chain, sustainability and social responsibility, and which wants to convey these values to its customers, offering them a conscious and rewarding shopping experience.