We really love Merino wool!
Merino wool is the perfect gift from mother nature, pure, soft, and delicate.
The Merino sheep that provide the wool, graze the meadows freely, delivering a new fleece harvest twice a year. All natural.
Merino wool has extremely long and thin fibers, making the products perfect for next to skin wearing.
Wool fibres resist tearing and are able to be bent back on themselves over 20,000 times without breaking. Due to its crimped structure, wool is also naturally elastic, and so wool garments have the ability to stretch comfortably with the wearer, but are then able to return to their natural shape, making them resistant to wrinkling and sagging. Wool therefore maintains its appearance in the longer term, adding value to the product and its lifespan. Wool is also hydrophillic—it is highly absorbent, and retains liquids—and so dyes richly while remaining colourfast, without the use of chemicals
Thermoregulation is a very good property when it comes to small babies that cannot yet regulate their body temperature during the first months of their life. Merino wool will keep them warm when it is cold, and cool their skin when it is warm in the air. When temperatures increase, wool fibers absorb the body’s moisture and evaporate faster than other fabrics. Merino wool can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture and feel dry, as well as keep its good insulating abilities, your body stays nice and cool.
Merino wool will keep you warm and insulated in cold weather, and cool and comfortable in warmer climes.
The naturally protective outer layer of Merino wool will prevent stains from being absorbed. However, when needed, Merino wool from Lilli & Leopold is machine washable.
Merino wool does miracles for your babies sensitive skin, Research shows that wearing merino wool against one's skin over a period of time reduces adult and infant eczema symptoms impressively compared to other fabrics. Merino wool creates a healthy microclimate for the skin. The hypoallergenic soft wool fibers are the perfect choice for even the most sensitive skin.
-DURABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE
Merino wool fibers are six times stronger than cotton, pass on your favorite garment once you or your baby no longer fit into it. Lilli & Leopold Merino wool basics tend to last for 3-4 kids... the least.
Your Merino wool garment will last a seriously long time, but when the time finally comes for it to be changed, Merino fibres will naturally decompose in soil..
Merino wool absorbs odors and releases them upon washing. Unstained wool can only be aired to restore freshness and washed only fair times.
Stains can be brushed with a cloth. The naturally protective outer layer of your merino wool garment will prevent stains from being absorbed. However, when your favorite item is dirty, just wash it at a low temperature. Just make sure you have a good wool detergent available. Most eco shops provide these. Because merino resists odors, bacteria and stains, you don’t need to wash it as often or as rigorously as synthetics. A good organic stain remover will do wonders.
-Radiation protection properties
Have you ever seen a sheep with a sunburn? Didn't think so! Merino wool has a natural UV filter, and will protect you from UV radiation up to UV Protection Factor 20 to 50+ depending on thickness and colors.
-Wool is naturally fire resistant
Because of the way the wool fibers are structured it requires more oxygen than is available in the air to become flammable.
Wool has an excellent flame resistance, furthermore it does not melt or stick to the skin when in combustion.
-And at the end, a little SLEEP GUIDE
Our body recovers best while sleeping. A lack of sleep lowers the natural resistance of the body, it makes you cranky and affects the immune system. The comfort of our bed plays a very important role in the quality of our sleep.
Not only does it determine the way we sleep, it also determines the state in which we wake up. With all these qualities mentioned, you and your baby's sleep is proven to be better if it involves merino-wool. Wearing it as pyjamas, sleeping in Merino blankets, or being wrapped in wool will help your baby sleep longer during their napps, wake up less during the night, and sleep soundly. Happy baby, happy parent.