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Five Fun Facts About Merino Wool

Five Fun Facts About Merino Wool

1. A sheep can produce up to 5,000km of fibre in a single year, producing the fibre 24 hours a day!

2. Merino wool is a brilliant insulator, air trapped between fibres creates a thermal barrier, slowing down the transfer of heat - this is why it keeps you cool on a warm day and cozy on a cold day.

3. A 1kg cone of Woolerina yarn when unravelled would be 70km long - that's just how fine the yarn that goes into our garments really is!

4. Merino wool is both hydrophilic and hydrophobic, meaning some parts of the fibre absorb moisture and other parts repel it. 

5. Sheep and wool are mentioned in the old testament 375 times.

 

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