Made of organic wool
Merino wool is incredibly light and soft, does not scratch or stick to the skin. It keeps you warm in the cold and cool in the heat. It is also self-cleaning and odour-resistant.
The merino sheep is one of the oldest sheep breeds in the world. And one of the toughest.
The Moors brought this breed of sheep to Europe back in the 7th century 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 gives them a hard time. That's why Merino sheep are mainly found in the southern hemisphere.
Merino wool is much softer than most other types of wool. Its fibres are particularly fine and only about a third of a human hair thick.
Merino wool does not scratch! Because it is so fine, its fibres cannot stand up and hold their own weight. They bend and only touch the skin with their long side. This makes merino wool feel particularly soft and gentle on our skin.
Merino fibres regulate the body's moisture balance by absorbing and releasing moisture from the skin. This keeps the skin drier, you sweat less with merino wool clothing. Merino fibres also absorb up to 35% of their own weight in water vapour before they feel wet - much more than any synthetic fibre.
Merino wool is an active fibre. It has the ability to either retain or release heat depending on the skin climate and the outside temperature.
When merino wool absorbs moisture, it releases small amounts of heat to the wearer. When it is hot, wool transfers moisture to the outside air and allows it to evaporate. Evaporative cooling occurs.
In this way, merino wool keeps you warm in cold conditions and cools you in hot conditions. Each individual fibre works 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.
At disana we process merino wool without any admixtures or additives. Simply 100% merino wool.
Our wool is produced entirely without mulesing. This is the name of the often cruel practice of cutting flaps of skin from the sheep's rump. 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. So our sheep are protected from these parasites by the Patagonian wind alone.
Pilling-free or machine-washable wool loses its natural properties.
In most cases, a plastic cover is placed around the wool fibre. Wrapped in plastic like this, pure new wool loses all its wonderful properties. But it is exactly these properties that we rely on in our disana textiles. That is why our merino wool remains 100% natural.