We are convinced that the sensitive skin of babies requires the use of the finest, soft wool. Let us count all the blessings wool has to offer: We humans have been using it for several thousand years and it is readily available. It is a natural and “renewable” material because sheep can be shorn once or twice every year. It is environmentally friendly and recyclable because it is 100 per cent biodegradable. It is soft, supple and feels nice against your skin. It absorbs moisture exceptionally well; this is why even wool having a high (40 per cent) moisture content feels dry and warm to the touch. It has excellent heat insulating properties, too, because the delicate, wavy structure of Merino wool fibres can trap a lot of air. Owing to the thin waxy coating of wool fibres felt made from Merino wool repels water.
QUALITY We buy the extra fine (16-19 micron) Australian Merino wool from the German company Wollknoll (www.wollknoll.eu). The wool they supply is ÖKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified which guarantees that it is harmless to your health and that products made from it can pose no danger to their wearers whatsoever.