Merino is one of the world's oldest breeds of sheep, producing an extremely soft and versatile wool. ... Merino is hypoallergenic, breathable, and moisture wicking, making it suitable for all seasons and a variety of uses, from every day wear to baby wear. And with modern day spinning technology and fiber treatments, merino wool makes for outstanding fabrics that outclass materials such as cotton or synthetics on all fronts. Merino wool brings style, comfort and performance together in perfect harmony.
Merino is measured in GSM like other jersey fabric, and it comes in a variety of weights. Lighter weights can be used for spring and summer garments as well as layering, and heavier weights like a ponte or fleece are great for keeping warm in cooler weather! The micron of the fibre is one of the factors that affects the feeling of softness against the skin, as well as the price of the fabric produced. The lower the micron number, the finer the fabric will be and the more expensive it is to produce.