Kend vores merinould

Kend vores merinould

Signe Oesterlind 27 juli, 2020

Vi får ofte spørgsmål fra vores søde kunder omkring vores merinould. Om 2-3 måneders tid, lander der en ny kollektion af luksuriøs merinould, og ligesom sidste år, er det også zero-waste. 

Jeg har endnu engang spurgt ind til merinoulden i år ( det gør jeg hver gang vi stikker fingrene i det, og heldigvis får jeg altid pænt et svar) - oprindelse og behandling. Og så spurgte jeg vores leverandør om ikke han ville illustrere det, sådan at jeg kunne dele det med jer. Og det har han gjort. Så her kommer det ; direkte fra vores leverandør til jer. Jeg håber, at I er ok med at det er på engelsk, da jeg syntes det bevarer autentiteten bedst muligt. 

" Dear Signe and all VACVAC customers

 

Please read out the below detail about our merino wool.

 Generally Merino wool considered to be the finest and softest sheep wool and it’s named after a sheep breed. It’s so fine that it can have a diameter of down to 17 microns. 

Merino Sheep originated from Spain, but now most of the Merinos come from Australia (up to 80%).

 Our supplier has their own wool base in Austria and New Zealand, also have their own cotton station in Austria .In Australia, they have world’s one of the Top Superfine Wool Base and It is containing 2 natural river, 1 man-made lake, 68000 Trees and 12,000 Merino Sheep.

As you know in Australia wool base, the law is too strict  , there sheeps are treating very well and as you see our supplier has their own lake , the water , the environment, everything are much better than other places . There is no cruelty to sheep and for their living. Also they have Bulgarian Spinning factory as well. Mulesing free and no superwash (resin cover).

 Merino wool needs to be processed because it can be spun to a yard and because the wool needs scouring to get rid of the fatty grease lanolin. However, only about half of the initial fleece can be used to produce clothing items. (jeg har spurgt hvad den anden halvdel bliver brugt til, og det opdaterer jeg jer selvfølgelig med)

According to the requirement, we can provide GOTS  and Wool Mark Certification for the Wool/Wool Blended Item. (YES!!!! Vi bliver så glade)

 

Wool is wool… or is it? There are actually some major differences between the types of wool you can buy- in terms of quality, as well as how skin and environmentally friendly it is.

Wool is usually separated by ‘treated’ and ‘untreated’ wool, however this is somewhat of a misnomer, as all wool is treated. The difference lies in the method of treatment.

 You can see the difference between the Organic and Conventional Wool.

 

Both treated and untreated wool have some good, natural properties, but as shown in the illustration, these are best maintained with treatments where the wool is not encapsulated in a film of resin.

Temperature regulation
Wool has excellent insulating properties and will keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot.


Sweat absorption
Wool can naturally absorb up to 33% of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet, making it ideal for sports all-year round as it wicks sweat away from the body, keeping your skin dry. This property is also perfect for babies and children’s clothing, as they can switch between rest and play without you worrying about them getting damp clothes or catching a cold.

Protection against sweat odors
Perhaps you’ve heard that woollen product can protect against sweat odours, but how is this? Firstly, it is important to note that sweat has no smell itself. It is only when the sweat on your skin is attacked by bacteria, that the familiar sweat odour protrudes. When wool absorbs sweat, it becomes bound by the wool structure and the bacteria cannot penetrate it, therefore no bad sweat smell lingers. Ultimately, the wool helps prevent sweat odours and unlike polyester clothing, your woollen product will not small badly.

Many believe wool doesn’t smell because of the traces of lanoline it contains from the sheep. Lanoline is a water-resistant wax sheep produce. In nature, this prevents the wool of the sheep getting soaked, but when wool is used for clothing, this wax is often entirely washed out.

 

A summary info-graphic for our Organic Merino Wool Product:

Happy reading...

Thank you. Mr. N. "