As wool is the product that best defines the Merino breed, special attention should be paid to it.
Merino wool is still considered today as the “Queen of Fibers”, since its natural properties and skills, despite the attempts made by man, have not been equaled. Considered a “Masterpiece of Nature”, science has not been able to produce another fiber that possesses its natural properties. The Merino sheep is the best textile factory in the world, it produces 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each Merino wool fiber grows approximately 0.3 mm per day, so that a sheep is capable of producing about 9,000 km of fiber per year. In addition, it does not depend on a source that is depleted with its exploitation, unlike the hydrocarbons that provide the raw material for man-made fibers. Shearing at the beginning of summer is necessary and very beneficial for the welfare of the animals. Thanks to this ancient practice, we obtain the necessary fiber to make the garments, whose main function is, as with sheep, the protection of our skin in any season of the year.
Currently, Merino wool continues to be a benchmark for the global textile industry, thanks to its properties: