Qualities of Australian Merino Wool
Australian Merino Wool has some incredible qualities which hold it in high stead in the fashion industry. Being a natural fibre Australian Merino Wool boast many characteristics which synthetics do not and when you think about sheep surviving in the harsh and varied conditions of Australia it makes sense that their wool is so incredible and versatile. Below are some of the amazing qualities of Australia Merino Wool many of which are carried through into your Lana Vello garments.
Australian Merino Wool is 100% natural as it comes from the approximately 70 million sheep farmed across Austalia.
Being a natural fibre Australian Merino wool is 100% biodegradable. Not only does it decompose in soil within a few years it also returns valuable nutrients back into the ground.
Sheep continue to produce a new fleece each year making it 100% renewable.
Being an active fibre means Australian Merino Wool reacts to your body temperature and can be cooling when you are hot and warming when you are cold.
Australian Merino Wool fibres have the ability to absorb moisture and allow it to be evaporated making garments very breathable. This makes it an ideal fibre for activewear and suitable for wearing year round.
Australian Merino wool is naturally resistant in many ways.
The natural protective layer of the fibres help to prevent stains soaking in. Merino Wool products are also easier to care for than many people would think, as garments can be machine washed and dried.
The fibres are naturally flame resistant especially compared to synthetic fibres.
Australian Merino Wool also provides great protection from the sun. Fibres absorb UV radiation making it an appropriate choice when undertaking outdoor activities.
The ability of the fibres to absorb moisture means there is less sweat on your body. It also absorbs odour molecules within the sweat which are stored and released when you wash your garment.
Stretch and Feel
Australian Merino Wool is very fine and flexible compared to other wools, meaning it’s softer on your skin. It also has natural elasticity making it an ideal fibre for activewear.
Sustainability is one of the core values of Lana Vello and we strive to make the most appropriate decisions for sustainability in all aspects of our business. We truly believe that sustainability does not have to be sacrificed for convenience or comfort.
Not only does the natural composition of the garments with minimal synthetic fibres make a sustainable choice, all of the trims including labels and tags and the packaging are made from recycled materials and are recyclable themselves. This means you can enjoy Lana Vello athleisurewear guilt free.
Our office is almost completely paperless from the start and any paper or cardboard is recycled or composted at our home!
Although we endeavour to make positive, sustainable choices in every decision sometimes there are restrictions to our options. When this is the case a lot of time and effort goes into researching ways we can use these components in a positive way and a way that will significantly reduce the negative impacts of these choices such as recycling materials in our own home or travelling items to ensure they can be disposed of suitably.
We continue to strive to be completely considerate and aware of the impact our decisions have on our environment and remain honest and open to our customers. We love feedback and suggestions from you guys and love hearing about innovative and crafty ways to reduce, reuse and recycle so please feel free to contact us and let us know any of your ideas.