Lundhags Merino Wool
Merino wool is a natural fiber with great characteristics for outdoor use. It is sustainable, biodegradable and renewable. All Lundhags Merino wool is 100% mulesing free.
Few materials have played such an important role in human history as wool. The highly sought after sheep breeds that provide premium merino wool have existed in Spain since the early 12th century. The wool from these sheep had extra fine fibres, less than 25 microns * compared to 40 microns found in normal wool. We now know that 25 microns is the point where wool goes from feeling itchy to feeling smooth. Lundhags uses 18.5 micron merino wool, a quality known as "superfine", and that’s exactly how it feels. It’s durable, supple and smooth. Perfect for stylish, hardwearing functional clothing.
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Lundhags has two merino wool collections and both are made from the same fine wool fibres. Ullto (300 g/m²) is thicker and works perfectly as an intermediate or outer layer when it is not too cold. Glimmer light (160 g/m²) is thinner and lighter and has been designed to wear close to the skin as a comfortable first layer.
Lundhag's merino wool is produced in Australia, from certified farms operating in accordance with the three major international certification systems: Oeko-Tex, Bluesign and Wool Mark. Our threads are spun in one of the world's most reputable spinning mills, Südwolle Group and in Shepard, China, two hours from Shanghai, Lundhag garments are fabricated according to our Swedish designers' designs. Then they’re delivered to us.
It’s curious that we often don’t think of merino wool as a functional material. Merino has been synonymous with highly functional clothing ever since the Vikings emerged from the sea dressed in warm rough spun clothing on their journeys around the world. Legendary fashion designers such as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeldt have all made fashion statements using merino wool, and it’s long been appreciated for its cool elegance in iconic garments such as ‘the little black dress’ and V-necked sweaters with expensive designer logos. Today, all kinds of clothing brands use merino wool. Lundhags uses merino wool to create stylish, functional clothing for urban and outdoors adventures – clothes that are comfortable in all seasons and in any weather.
We like to think that there’s a red thread, perhaps spun from wool fibres, that stretches way back in time, connecting our ancestor’s earliest outdoor clothing with today’s designer merino wool coats.
- A merino sheep can produce between three and eighteen kilos of wool per year. Usually, the sheep are sheared twice a year.
- A high quality merino wool garment can feel dry even when it contains 30% water. This is because the fibres hold the water away from your skin.
- Wool is found on a number of animals: camels, bison oxen, alpaca and the Tibetan mountain antelope.
- All Lundhags merino wool is mulesing free. Mulesing involves scalping the hindquarters of the sheep to prevent flies from laying eggs in the skin.