In 2022, Australia is renowned and famous for Merino Wool, producing 60% of all apparel wool, and 90% of fine apparel wool.
Wool can absorb up to 35% of its weight before feeling wet and clinging to the skin. It retains and slowly releases moisture from within its structure which assists in maintaining a higher skin temperature and less rapid cooling. As absorption occurs, wool releases heat, keeping the wearer feeling warmer and drier in cold, damp conditions.
Exercise causes the body’s metabolic rate and temperature to increase, initiating cooling mechanisms to maintain a core temperature. Wool fabrics can keep you cooler in hot, dry environments, as it transfers moisture away from the skin and allowing it to evaporate. These woollen properties are unlike synthetic fabrics which trap heat, making it too hot and uncomfortable to wear. This feature of wool enhances comfort and breathability. Along with this, Merino wool is durable and resists wear and tear.
Benefits of Wool
Wool is odour resistant, as it is able to draw perspiration away from the skin and resist bacteria. The chemical structure of wool enables it to absorb and lock away odours within the fibre and only releasing them upon washing. For woollen garments, this allows the wearer to stay dry and remain odour free and minimises the amount of washing required. Woollen Base Layers are often recommended for this purpose.
Merino wool garments have a natural resistance to wrinkles. At a microscopic level, each Merino wool fibre is like a coiled spring that returns to its natural shape after being bent or stretched.
Resistant to Stains
Merino wool fibres have a natural protective outer layer that helps prevent stains from being absorbed. As Merino wool tends not to generate static, it attracts less dust and lint.
Soft on Skin
Merino wool feels soft and luxurious next to your skin. This is because merino wool fibres are extremely fine, enabling them to bend far more than traditional, coarser wool fibres.
As a natural fibre, Merino wool is fire retardant. It can slow down the spread of a fire, as it does not support combustion. Wool is also naturally flame retardant because of its high thermal resistance. Visit our dedicated page for more information on personal protection blankets and wool aramid blankets.
Australian wool clothing at Creswick Woollen Mills
Located in Creswick, approximately 120km outside Melbourne, Creswick Woollen Mills remains a longstanding wool retailer in Australia. Our products are made from only the finest materials, all delivered via a range of sophisticated designs in 2022.
We have a reputation for superior quality and innovation, along with products that are uniquely Australian. Creswick Woollen Mills has become a household name not only in Australia but around the world as well. We are passionate about our products and ongoing research and are dedicated to delivering exclusive designs and unbeatable quality.
View our full range of products today and find yourself something that will last a lifetime.