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Give the gift of Woolerina this Christmas! December 05, 2018 14:25

A few of our favourite Woolerina gift ideas to inspire you to give gifts which will bring much joy and happiness, long after the big day!

You'll find something in our collection for the whole family - a Woolerina gift is fashionably flexible and resilient, made with love, to be loved!

GIFTS FOR HER

Christmas gift ideas for women. Australian Made, Australian Merino.

1. Womens Happy Pant with pocket : $189

2. Womens Singlet : $75

3. Womens T.Shirt Dress with stepped hem : $169

 

FOR HIM

Christmas gift ideas for men. Australian Made, Australian Merino.

1. Mens Short Sleeve Crew T.Shirt : $119

2. Men's 1/4 Zip Pullover : $141.75 (this one's on sale!! It was $189....!)

3. Mens Singlet : $75

 

FOR KIDS

Christmas gift ideas for kids. Australian Merino, Australian Made.

1. Kids Hoodie : $51.75 (also on sale, was $69)

2. Kids Singlet : $39 - $45

3. Kids Skirt : $44.25 (on sale, was $59) + Kids Happy Pant : $51.75 (on sale, was $69)

 

FOR BABIES

Christmas gift ideas for babies. Australian Made, Australian Merino.

1. Baby Singlet : $35

2. Baby Wrap : $119 - $129

3. Baby Bodysuit : $44.25 (on sale, was $59)

 

And as an added bonus, we love a good gift wrap - just tick the box at the checkout + we'll take care of it for you!! If time is tight, we can even ship directly to the lucky recipient.

Penny. x


Mothers Day 2018 Gift Edit May 04, 2018 10:16

These are a few of my favourite Woolerina pieces - they combine style with comfort - just what every Mum needs, no matter what her age! I wear all three of these pieces and so does my Mum! The singlet really is "ageless" - my 90 year old grandmother "Super" also wears one!

Australian Merino Wool Womens Happy Pant 

Happy Pants! These pants are so comfortable your mum will feel amazing when she wears them - they are perfect for wearing at home, into town or whilst travelling.

 Australian Merino Wool Zip Pullover

Our 1/4 Zip Pullover is perfect for early morning walks or throwing on with a pair of jeans. 

 Australian Merino Wool Womens Singlet

A singlet is the perfect gift for everyone! They make for the perfect base layer and we pretty much guarantee that you won't want to be without one after you've tried it - that's a serious investment in your Mum's happiness (or yours for that matter!). 

Sending all my best wishes to my fellow mother's for day of rest and of being cared for - either by your family or by yourself - be kind to yourself, you deserve it!

Pippa. xx

 


We love Gift Wrapping! November 30, 2016 10:59

Pippa and I have always had a bit of a "thing" for beautifully wrapped gifts! Despite not being amazing at getting my Christmas shopping done early (I'm a freak at the mad two-days-before-Christmas-shopping-dash!!), I love getting all my presents out ready for wrapping (that's usually on Christmas Eve, thanks to my disorganisation) and I love planning how and what I'm going to do to my presents to make them look beautiful under the tree and for my loved ones to unwrap.

If you aren't like Pippa and I, we'd love to help you with your wrapping! Simply select the 'Gift Wrap' option at the checkout, you can also pop a message there for us to hand write on a card on your behalf. If you'd like the gift sent directly to the lucky recipient, just enter their details in the shipping section. We can ship anywhere in the world but please be mindful of shipping times at this time of year. Simple! And the best bit is, it's FREE!

This year we'll be using Woolerina fabric as our "ribbons" - not only are they beautiful and unique, it's also a great way for us to re-use some of our fabric scraps.

Got a special request? Please get in touch via phone (02)6851 2100 or email office@woolerina.com.au

Penny xx


Cool Wool - wearing Merino in warmer weather November 17, 2016 15:06

It's a very common myth that wool is only good to wear when it's cold - I'm just going to set that record straight because, lets face it, you don't see those woolly sheep sweating it out when it's 35 degrees C!! 

There is so much to love about the Merino fibre and its many amazing, naturally occurring properties. You may have heard the term "cool wool"? This simply refers to a lightweight wool fabric that is great when worn in warmer weather - it's not magic or a new technology, it's simply the natural attributes of the Merino fibre doing its thing!

As the temperatures (finally!) start to rise in our parts, here are a few reasons for you to keep Woolerina in your Spring/Summer wardrobe:

It's breathable - due to wool's ability to absorb large amounts of water vapour and then move it into the atmosphere via evaporation, you'll feel cooler and drier for longer. Wool is able to absorb around 30% of it's own weight in moisture before you will feel wet - not only is this great in warmer temperatures when you tend to sweat, it's also great when it rains - you won't get that cold, wet feeling you get from so many other fibres!

It's odour resistant - need we say more? By helping you sweat less, you'll be less smelly! However this doesn't only apply to body odour, wool won't take on other odours either, think cooking smells, perfume, smoke. We love this property as it results in less washing too - a simple airing overnight & your Woolerina is good to go again tomorrow! 

It's insulating - this is something we think about in winter, but really it's important all year round (ever been in an uninsulated shed in the middle of summer?!). The fibre structure of Merino wool includes a natural crimp which in turn creates small, insulating, air pockets, this then allows your body to easily regulate it's own temperature - you'll be warm in winter & cool in summer!

It's UV resistant - wool absorbs ultraviolet (UV) light, protecting you from the harsh rays of the sun.

When planning how best to incorporate Woolerina into your warm weather wardrobe, we suggest choosing lightweight pieces that aren't too firm fitting. We talked about insulation above - the closer you wear wool to your skin & the more fitted it is, the warmer it will be so, conversely the looser it is, the cooler it will be. Got it?! 

Talking about the natural attributes of the beautiful Merino fibre makes me super excited and I especially love being able to tell you why it is so great coming into summer. I now own two pairs of Happy Pants (one Indigo, one Black) and they get far more wear in the warmer weather than they do the cool - their loose fit and lightweight fabric mean they just breathe so well!

I hope you'll give our "cool wool" a whirl!

Penny xx

Check out our fave Woolerina pieces from our current Spring|Summer collection below.

womens t-shirt with capped sleeve (black)

womens t-shirt with capped sleeve (silver)
+ happy pant (indigo)

mens short sleeve t-shirt with patch pocket (indigo)

 


Fathers Day Gift Guide August 29, 2016 15:04

The Dad in our office (Warwick), prides himself on having a "practical" clothing label - that doesn't always go down well with the more fashion-orientated females he works with - however, dad's generally like practicality, so with Father's Day just around the corner, we've picked our favourite  "dad" gift ideas to share with you. 

Australian made mens merino t-shirt and baselayer Australian made merino beanie and scarf for men 

1. short sleeve crew t-shirt : one of the most versatile pieces in our entire collection (and one of our original designs), this t-shirt can be worn as a baselayer under other clothes, but has a simple, yet stylish design meaning it can also worn as an outer layer on its own. 

2. beanie + scarf : for the dad that wants to be warm + stylish - he'll look the goods at the footy or out for an early morning walk.

3. socks : it's the old cliche 'socks + jocks', but seriously, once you've worn amazing socks, you'll never go back...and these ones are amazing!

For dads that prefer to choose their own gifts you can shout him a Woolerina Gift Card.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY to all the dads. 

Penny. x


Twelve days of Christmas wrap-up | gift guide December 12, 2015 00:00

To kick off the festive season we have been posting our favourite Woolerina gift ideas on Instagram + Facebook over the past 12 days. If you've missed it via either channel, we're wrapping it up here on the blog. If you're yet to finish your Christmas shop, we hope you find some inspiration right here.
And then the essential bits...we'll be shipping right up until Tues. 22nd Dec. but if you'd like to receive your order prior to Christmas, be sure to get your order in by midday Wed. 16th Dec.
We can gift wrap gifts and send directly to the recipient, just check the box and enter all the details at the checkout. Gift Cards can be ordered online + sent directly to the recipient via email, so they are a great last minute option!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from all of us at Woolerina. xx


Storing your Woollens for the Summer October 27, 2015 15:57 3 Comments

As the warmer weather has hit, most of us are popping our woollens away for the Summer - unless you are heading on a holiday somewhere snowy and exotic!

Many of us know (and probably because we've learnt the hard way) that little vermin like to feast on our favourite woolly clothes...and they aren't silly, your favourite pieces are often the tastiest! We have popped together a little guide to storing and caring for your Woolerina gear before you pack it to the back of the wardrobe.

1. Washing

Before storing wool, it should always be washed first - all Woolerina clothing is machine washable on a gentle cycle at, or below, 40'C  using a wool approved detergent. We recommend our all-natural wool wash, it has a beautiful Eucalypt smell which helps to keep any nasty critters at bay.

2. Drying

Do not tumble dry your Woolerina garments, simply lay them flat across a clothes horse over a towel.

3. Ironing

Use a steam iron on the wool setting (medium heat), lay the garment flat and lay a damp cotton cloth over the gament - this is important as an iron which is too hot will lead to discolouration or worst case, may leave a scorch mark.

 

4. Storing

Knitted garments should be stored flat in a folded manner, rather than on a hanger (hanging can lead to the garment stretching out of shape and the formation of bumps on the shoulders, where the hanger sits). Your woollen garments should ALWAYS be stored with a moth deterrent! We recommend natural products such as fresh bay leaves or whole black peppercorns (yes, the ones from the supermarket!). A few fresh bay leaves or mesh bag of peppercorns should be layered between your garments. Patchouli is another great deterrent - you can impregnate some oil on a cloth or cedar ball and then place this amongst your clothes. These products are completely safe to you and your garments. Should you wish to use naphthalene, always place the flakes or 'tablets' in the top of the storage area as the chemical gas they emit is heavier than air. If moths are a particular problem in your area, you can also pop your woollies into a zip-lock bag and pop them in the freezer!

I hope these four tips help to avoid any of the little critters destroying your favourite wool garments so they will be ready for next Winter.

Happy storing!

Pippa xx


Hello Spring, we are happy to see you! September 14, 2015 15:23

Finally the blossoms are on the trees and some warm weather is upon us!

With Spring well and truly here, we are very excited to be launching our first ever Spring collection. Featuring a lightweight t-shirt for both women and men, along with some of our existing (and favourite) lightweight pieces for women, this collection is sure to be the ultimate in comfort this season. 

               

 Merino clothing typically gets put back into the wardrobe at the end of winter, so we thought we'd share some of our favourite reasons why we love Merino in warmer climates too. 

Merino wool is naturally breathable and will 'wick' moisture away from your body and move it away into the air, eliminating any clamminess or discomfort from being wet and/or sweaty...it has the added bonus of not absorbing body odours! In this process, wool can actually absorb up to 40% its weight in moisture before it begins to feel wet.

Merino wool is a natural insulator through the tiny air pockets in the fibre. It assists your body to adapt it's temperature to keep you comfortable across a broad range of atmospheric conditions.

Merino wool has a naturally high UV protection rating, to keep you safe from those hot rays.

And finally, possibly the best bit, through the hard work of wool growers Glenwood Merinos, the Merino fibre used in our clothing so incredibly fine, soft and lightweight making it oh-so comfortable and giving it the most amazing drape.

With this new collection of ours, we dare you to give wearing Merino in warmer weather a go! 

Penny. x


A change is in the air... August 12, 2015 16:51

It's only slight, and it's intangible, but we've had a little hint that the change of seasons may just be upon us.

It started with this - beautiful wattle blooms before July had even finished! There's something about wattle and it's beautiful bright yellow colour...you can't help but smile when you see it.

Last weekend the sun shone for the first time in a week and a breeze blew that just 'smelt' of warmer days.

And the days seem a little longer - no more getting up in the pitch black or coming home from work in the dark. Yippee!

Although mostly it still feels very much like Winter, these little hints of Spring seem so promising and with the added excitement of our very first (although tiny) Spring collection, we say 'bring it on'!

Let us know what makes you excited for the change in season...or are you hanging onto these cool days?! 

Penny x.


5 things I'm loving about Winter July 12, 2015 15:55

1. A Roaring Fire - inside, outside, open, or slow combustion, it doesn't really matter what form it comes in, they're warm and comforting and soothing for the soul!

 
2. Porridge - the most deliciously warm and nourishing start to my day. Sometimes it's as simple as with milk and a tiny sprinkling of brown sugar, other times it's infused with cinnamon and served with poached rhubarb and nuts. Either way, it's sure a morning highlight.

 

3. A Woolerina Singlet - in my opinion, this is the key to surviving cold winters! I wear it to bed, on my morning walk and then all day. I literally don't take it off...getting it washed is a challenge, so I'm very glad Merino wool doesn't absorb odours and can literally be worn for weeks on end without a wash! My love for a good singlet dates back to some of my earliest memories, Mum & Dad were always making sure we had one on as a base layer.  
Woolerina Womens Singlet $69.00

 

4. Indulging a Scarf Fetish - I have many scarves in my wardrobe, Winter means I can wear one every day but also splurge and add a few more to my collection!

 

5. Hot Coffee - I love a good coffee, especially a cappuccino - that sprinkling of chocolate is a real treat! 

What are you loving this Winter?

Pippa xx