Close to My Heart sells garments made from 100% Merino wool and Merino wool blends.
WHAT IS MERINOULL?
Merino wool comes from the Merino sheep which is especially suitable for wool production. Merino wool has longer and thinner fibers than other types of wool, and garments in merino wool feel light and soft against the skin. The fibers are more elastic than ordinary wool fibers, and the garments therefore also hold on to their shape better. We use 100% super fine Italian merino wool in our garments. This wool feels light and soft on the skin and does not itch.
WHAT CHARACTERIZES MERINOULL?
Products made of 100% super fine merino wool have the fantastic property that they are temperature-regulating! Merino wool regulates your body temperature by absorbing and releasing moisture. When it is cool, the merino wool has a warming and insulating effect on the body, while in the summer it adapts to the body's temperature and has a cooling effect. The reason for this is that there is air between the hair fibers that both insulates and aerates at the same time.
HOW TO TREAT AND WASH MERINO WOOL?
Merino wool is very durable - if treated correctly.
When washing wool garments at home, you should use the machine's wool program, at 30 degrees with low spin at 400-600 rpm and with detergent intended for wool. Also feel free to use a laundry bag - the reason for this is that you may have damage inside the drum on your washing machine that can lead to small holes in the garment.
Lay the garment flat when drying so that it does not stretch in an unwanted shape.
Wool and cashmere should be washed as little as possible, and are largely self-cleaning. If you have a stain, try to remove only the stain and air out the garment. In many cases, it is okay to air the garment instead of washing it in the machine.
We always choose qualities from the top shelf - this also applies to our well-known meino wool in 100% Superfine Italian Merino wool which has a low degree of nupping. If you nibble a lot in this quality, the reason will be that you are very static.
Unfortunately, we just have to accept that garments made of wool / natural fiber can pinch something, especially in the beginning. Merino wool can pluck in areas affected by friction, such as the sleeves, chest and close to the hip. Nupping is due to the shortest fibers in the yarn coming out at first wear. It is also the case that nupping is very individual and depends entirely on how static you are as a person. If you attract a lot of electricity, you will be more static and therefore nudge more.
To remove the pimples, you can either use a pimple comb or remove the pimples, preferably before the first wash. When the knots have been removed and the garment has been washed once, you will experience that the wool has settled even better and that the knotting decreases.