Merino wool within performance sportswear is back and it’s back in a big way. Most of the big brands are now introducing this fantastic performance yarn into their collection as a quality replacement for synthetics.
Merino is an amazing fibre with several key benefits that will help the athlete perform much better than wearing synthetic fibres. The biggest benefit is the heat regulation merino wool provides, keeping you warm in cold conditions and cooling you when it’s hot or you are exercising hard.
There are several ecological benefits to using merino as it’s sustainable and biodegradable and doesn’t impact the world to grow the fibre other than a little water and some grass to chew!
Not all merino is the same however and it’s not just the fibre that makes the difference between a great merino fabric and an average one. The quality and grade of merino is the first step to producing a soft and itch free merino garment and it’s true, you get what you pay for.
You then need to find a suitable fabric mill or vertical factory that can produce garments from yarn to finished product and fully understand how to process and mill the merino to achieve a soft fabric that is pill resistant but also produces the maximum performance for the athlete.
We have produced merino sportswear for our clients for over 10 years and create many bespoke blends that suit our clients needs and based on creating a high performance fabric that will aid the athlete with their performance by keeping them more comfortable.
We partner with several merino wool fabric factories in China via a mix of merino fabric mills and vertical factories that produce bespoke fabric from yarn and we will finished product. This vertical merino factory allows us the ability to tailor the garments performance without compromise.
If you are looking to produce some merino wool sportswear then please get in touch. We can help you through the whole process from selecting the correct grade of merino wool through to how it’s milled, blended and finished and then produced into a finished garment.