Understanding the difference between Lambswool and Merino Wool

Believe it or not, many people tend to think wool is wool and that’s the end of it! The truth is, there are different types of wool, each with varying benefits and different production processes.

Creswick Woollen Mills are the experts when it comes to the understanding of each wool type to ensure that all of the products we have in our collection are of the highest possible quality. In 2022, we are going to look at the lambswool and merino varieties to identify their differences and help you pick, which may be the best option for you when choosing your wool products.

What is The Difference Between Lambswool and Merino Wool?

In some cases, you really can’t choose one option as better than the other as both lambswool and merino wool are breathable, renewable and easy to care for.

What is Lambswool?

Lambswool is often used in high-grade textiles, such as blankets, throws and apparel like this high-quality cardigan. This is the wool that is taken from the first shearing of sheep, usually at the age of around seven months. Lambswool can come from any breed of sheep, but the wool must not be any longer than 50mm.

What is Merino Wool?

In contract to lambswool, merino comes from a particular breed of sheep, the quality and usage of which is defined by its microns. It can be used in many products, such as this very popular fine wool blanket.

Find both variations of Australian wool at Creswick Woollen Mills

As a longstanding wool retailer in Australia, Creswick Woollen Mills utilizes the processes and wool types mentioned above to ensure the finest materials and designs are used for our products.

Our superior quality and innovation have made us a household name and we are passionate about delivering exclusive designs and unbeatable quality in 2022. View our full range of products and choose the next wool piece that you will fall in love with today!

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