Merino has always been prized for its fine wool. The fibre is shorter and finely crimped. Its best quality is the pure softness and with a natural elasticity that keeps the garment in original shape. Highly breathable and durable, it also keeps you cool in Summer and very warm in Winter. The micron count is between 19-21.5.
It is the oldest breed in the world, established in Spain in the 12th century when nomadic Berber tribes brought the sheep over from North Africa. The exporting of sheep was banned until 1786. It then became the predominant wool producing breed in the world.