Made of organic merino
Merino wool is incredibly light and soft, does not scratch or stick to the skin. It keeps you warm in the cold and cools in the heat. In addition, it is self-cleaning and smell-resistant.
The Merino Sheep
The Merino sheep is one of the oldest breeds of sheep in the world. And one of the hardiest.
Already in the 7th century, the Moors brought this breed of sheep with them to Europe when they conquered southern Spain. Our Merino sheep developed from the "Moorish sheep".
Whether cold, heat or dryness. Merino sheep resist all adversities. Only our wet and cold German weather causes them problems. That is why Merino sheep are mainly found in the southern hemisphere.
Merino wool is much softer than most other types of wool.Merino wool does not scratch! Because it is so fine, its fibers cannot stand up and hold their own weight.They bend and touch the skin only with their long side. So Merino wool feels especially soft and gentle on our skin.
Merino fibers regulate the body's moisture balance by absorbing moisture from the skin and releasing it back. into the atmosphere. This keeps the skin drier, you sweat less with Merino wool clothing. Merino fibers also absorb up to 35% of their own weight in water vapor before they feel wet - much more than any synthetic fiber.
Merino wool is an active fiber, It has the ability to either retain or release heat depending on the skin's climate and the outside temperature. When Merino wool absorbs moisture, it releases small amounts of heat to the wearer in the process. When it is hot, wool transfers moisture to the outside air, allowing it to evaporate. Evaporative cooling occurs.Thus, Merino wool it keeps you warm in cold conditions and cools you in hot conditions. In this way, each individual fiber functions like a natural air conditioner.
A natural, renewable raw material
Merino sheep live on pastures, their wool is a renewable, recyclable and biodegradable raw material. Merino wool is produced on pasture, not in a petrochemical plant. It is a renewable, recyclable and biodegradable raw material. At disana we process Merino wool without any admixture or additives. Simply 100% Merino wool.
Our wool is produced entirely without mulesing. This is the name of the cruel practice of cutting flaps of skin from the sheep's backside. This is to prevent a certain fly from laying its eggs in the skin at the sheep's anal fold. In Patagonia, the home of our sheep, a strong wind blows constantly. Insects can hardly stay there. Our sheep are protected from these parasites by the Patagonian wind.
Many wool articles are pilling-free or also machine-washable. In most cases, a plastic cover is placed around the wool fiber. Wrapped in plastic like this, pure new wool loses all its wonderful properties. But it is precisely these properties that we rely on in our disana textiles. That is why our Merino wool remains 100% natural.