5 Things you need to know about Merino Wool – Arans of Ireland

5 Things you need to know about Merino Wool

Merino Wool

Merino Wool comes from a breed of sheep called Merino Sheep. 

Merino Sheep originated in Spain. The flocks of Merino Sheep where mostly owned by the wealthy and the Church and they where extremely prized for there soft wool. Spain had the monopoly on merino wool trade for many century's.

 Merino Sheep where introduced into Australia

where the breed was improved over centuries through cross breeding.

Australia produces the finest and softest Merino wool in the whole World.



Merino Sheep


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5 Things you need to Know about Merino Wool.
  1. Merino wool is a completely Natural  Product. Its grown all year round in Australia. Australia's warm climate and green pastures are conducive to its growth.
  2. Merino wool is a renewable product. Merino Sheep produce a new fleece every year.
  3. Merino wool is a breathable product, it also has the ability to absorb moisture and evaporate it.
  4. Merino wool in a natural insulator, it will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
  5. Merino wool in very soft and very lightweight, its easy to wear and also is stain resistant.

 Why not come and take a look at our Beautiful Collections of Irish Sweaters for Men and Women before you leave. All our Sweaters are Designed and Made in Ireland from 100% Merino wool, and we ship Our Irish Sweaters to the U.S.A, Canada, and Europe.