Browsing Tag

merino wool

From Lambs to Lagom: Why wool is everywhere this Spring

March 16, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

There are few more happy-making things than seeing new lambs frolicking in their fields. As Spring approaches we take a celebratory look at why wool is everywhere this season, from lambs to lagom.

lambswool spring

Lambswool

Fluffy white lambs are one of the traditional Eastertime symbols, adorning cards and merchandising everywhere. We love their carefree tumbling and their gangly legs, and they represent rebirth and renewal as the seasons turn. While these new additions won’t be shorn in their first year, their fleeces will be perfect for shearing next year. This will produce the supersoft lambswool so beloved by fashion and home textile makers. The older sheep will be shorn shortly after the lambing season is over, ready for the warmer weather. This wool will then be sorted, washed, picked and combed in preparation for dyeing. The lifecycle of your wool throw or cosy sweater begins with these little bundles of fun gambolling around the countryside.

Lagom

Replacing ‘hygge‘ as the new Scandi-inspired trend, ‘lagom’ offers more than a moment of comfort or happiness. The concept of lagom comes from Sweden and is a longer-term idea of finding balance and peace by just having enough. Translated it means ‘just the right amount’. To live with lagom means to avoid excessive consumerism, to create a balance between work and personal time, to be moderate and frugal. It has inspired people to live more sustainably, choosing clothes and homewares that have a reduced impact on the environment. Like natural wool. Living more sustainably means buying good quality items that will have a long lifetime, things that are produced with are as free from harm as possible. Wool is a durable, long-lasting material, and means that those investment pieces, like wool picnic blankets or baby throws, will keep on looking beautiful for years. There’s a simplicity to wool that chimes perfectly with the idea of lagom. Just right.

pure wool throw

Lightweight wool

As the weather warms up you may not need your really chunky knitwear but there is still a place for woollies. Spring can bring sudden changes in temperature, with snowfall and frosts still a possibility. The answer here is to wear layers and to include lightweight wool garments made from merino wool. This is less bulky whilst retaining all the benefits of wool: temperature regulation, moisture wicking, durable, dirt-repellant. You can get highly sophisticated sportswear ‘skins’ made from merino wool to wear as a base layer, or opt for a simple transitional piece like a merino sweater paired with a linen shirt or bigger cardigan if it’s chilly.

Lazy evenings

Despite the fact that the evenings are lighter for longer, there is still something delicious about curling up indoors under a warm, soft wool throw after a long day. Whether you love to read or catch up with the latest Instagram stories, creating a moment of stillness and cosiness in the evening is great for your wellbeing. It’s not quite warm enough to sit outside in the evenings where we are, but it won’t be long. And you can be sure we’ll have blankets, hot drinks and food at the ready.

mauricio-fanfa

Share:

Things You Did Not Know About Merino Wool

January 22, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Merino wool is considered to be one of the finest and softest types of wool available. On top of its unique qualities merino is great for all seasons and is even considered as one of the best bedding materials. Today we are presenting you some additional info about the unique type of wool – merino.

Merino wool

Share:

Different Types of Wool: the lowdown on merino

July 16, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments

One of the most popular types of wool used in textiles and clothing is merino. Soft, hardwearing and cosy, you will find this wool in garments from thermal underwear and sports base layers to woollen blankets and designer suits.

merino sheep

So why is merino such a superstar fabric? Well, the answer lies with Nature. Originating in Spain, Merino sheep now traditionally graze in the high altitude and extreme temperatures of the New Zealand Southern Alps, and the high rainfall areas of Australia. Their coats have evolved to produce a thick, warm fleece to ensure they survive the freezing mountain winters, and a finer coat that is grown in spring once the heavier fleece has been shed or shorn. Once humans started using the wool and harnessing these temperature-regulating properties, merino wool grew in popularity.

new zealand merino

But merino wool doesn’t just keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. Other beneficial qualities include:

  • Anti-microbial properties mean that merino doesn’t allow bacteria from sweat to develop into odours.
  • Moisture wicking Merino can absorb up to one third its weight in liquid, keeping moisture away from your skin. It will also keep you warm, even when wet, making it a popular choice as a base layer for skiing and winter sports.
  • Soft and silky Unlike some woollen fabrics, merino is superfine and soft to touch, meaning it is not itchy. It feels light, as well as snuggly.
  • Resilient Anything that has developed to withstand the extremes of mountain weather is going to be hardwearing and long lasting. Merino wool is strong yet naturally durable, and retains its shape due to the elasticity of the fibres.
  • Sustainable Naturally-occurring, biodegradable and renewable, merino’s eco credentials are something special too (though the controversial practice of mulesing to prevent fly strike means you might want to check the source of your wool if you want to be sure of ethical production).

Coral-Merino-Wool-Throw-Rhomb

Don’t just take our word for it, experience the magic of merino for yourself with one of our sumptuous merino throws. Our range of blankets come in a variety of designs, from simple block colours to multi-coloured patterns. Each one combines the luxurious comfort and cosiness of merino wool, with the functionality of this brilliant textile. Whether you are looking for a throw to curl up with on the sofa or a blanket to brighten your bedroom, we’ve got you covered.

Share:

Choosing the Perfect Throw for Spring (1)

February 28, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

With spring just around the corner we all start dreaming about lightweight jackets, windbreakers, sneakers and late afternoon walks in the park. To make sure you are ready for it when spring finally comes there are several items for you to get that are essential for spring. One of the essentials is a cosy throw that is just perfect for you and we are here to help you find one.

bat

Share:

Top 3 Uses for a Merino Wool Throw During Winter

January 30, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

With the winter giving us the chills every morning all that every single one of us want to do is curl up in bed all cosy and warm and watch James Corden shows all day long. While that sounds like an amazing plan not every one of us can stay at home the whole day without having to go out shopping, walking the dog or simply having to go to work.

Sergio

Share:

The Unique Type of Wool Overlooked by Most – Merino Wool

August 19, 2016 Tags: , , No Comments

While most of us are well aware of natural fibres such as linen, wool and cotton, the more unique ones such as merino wool are often overlooked. This natural fibre has a lot of unique qualities and benefits making it one of the greatest natural fibres you can find. The simple natural fibre, taken from Merino sheep – merino wool is fluffy in appearance, but very lightweight.

Merino Wool - WoolMe

Able to retain and diffuse heat as needed because of its insulating qualities merino wool is perfect for people with sensitive skin and great for cold weather.

Share:

Different Types of Wool Throws for Chilly Afternoons

July 30, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

We would like to tlk about different types of wool. Whether you are planning an afternoon picnic at a park, an evening at a rooftop bar or simply an outdoor movie night you are bound to get cold unless you have got something warm to cover your shoulders. And what better thing is there to keep your shoulders warm then a cosy wool throw?

baby alpaca

Share:

Choosing the Perfect Wool Blanket for Your Personality

February 1, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Believe it or not – no one else in the world is just like you. Your physical appearance, your voice and personality traits – your habits, intelligence, personal tastes – all these make you one of a kind. With your uniqueness comes the challenge of getting everything in your own way. With weather staying chilly we all want to stay warm, and wool throws are one of the best choices to do that.

Roberto

Share:

Wool Throw Types and Benefits of Choosing Them

October 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

With winter just around the corner and the cold weather approaching faster and faster each day, everyone starts thinking about warmer clothes and cosy candle-lit atmosphere. One of the most trendy and all in all great choices for warming yourself up in the autumn is wool throws.

05457_7

Share:

Press Release: Snug & Stylish Mohair Throws from WoolMe

October 14, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Perfect for a cold winter’s evening or fresh spring afternoon, the new Michaela Mohair throw from online wool brand WoolMe.com will add a touch of warmth to the home and wardrobe this season.

Untitled2

Share: