100% Australian Merino for Comfort, Performance & Durability...Naturally!
Merino Country has developed a lightweight, easy-care 100% merino wool jersey fabric - MERINO KNIT. It currently comes in two weights with a silky finish. Whilst there is some slight movement in the first wash (around 2%), it does not shrink or change it’s quality characteristics after washing and is a truly easy care product that can be worn on the skin with no irritation. It's machine washable and can be tumble dried.
Fabrics come in different weights and construction types - our fabrics are mainly jersey knits which means they have stretch. Merino has natural elasticity and this natural stretch means that our clothing and underwear moves with your body... naturally!
When comparing products and fabrics remember to ask for the weight (g/m2) and fabric construction type so that you are comparing apples with apples!! MK175 & MK275 are processed and manufactured by Merino Country for use in all our products.
LIGHTWEIGHT - MK175 - 100% Merino Single Knit Jersey
175 g/m2 - The weight of this fabric is approximately 175 grams per metre squared. We mainly use MK175 in our intimate apparel ie. jocks, boxers, shorts, womens lingerie and close fit t-shirts eg. long sleeve t's etc. It's a lightweight fabric with a fairly tight knit - great for the heat as well as the cold. There is no elastane or lycra in this fabric, we use the natural stretech of the merino fibre.
HEAVYWEIGHT - MK275 - 100% Merino Double Knit Jersey
275 g/m2 - The weight of this fabric is approximately 275 grams per meter squared - the extra weight and the looser knit gives a little more stretch and ease of movement. We mainly use it in our thermals and outerwear, in particular pants and skirts. Great for that extra warmth. There is no elastane or lycra in this fabric, we use the natural stretech of the merino fibre.
Every now and again we find a fabulous fabric that someone else has made and we buy it in to compliment our own fabrics. The fabrics below are all Merino Blends with different characteristics:
MERINO/MODEL 150 - 80% Merino / 20% Model (Bamboo)
150 g/m2 A lightweight Merino blend in fun stripes.
MERINO XP165 - 50% Merino 50% Lenzing FR
165 g/m2 - This is an exciting new performance fabric used primarily in our Panel T with increased Fire Retardancy and ideal for wear in workplaces, currently being worn by Police & Defence personnel.
60% MERINO BLEND 60% Merino / 40% Polyester Stretch Rib Knit
100 g/m2 - A very lightweight Merino blend with alot of stretch - wide rib knit gives the appearance of a vertical stripe
MERINO / LYCRA 97% Merino / 3% Lycra
150 g/m2 - A lightweight Merino blend with a bit of stretch 97% Merino 3% Lycra Core Spun - Merino on the outer / Lycra on the inside
Accidents do happen and we can't always be as neat as a pin so here are some handy hints for removing stains from Merino Wool fabrics....
Try and treat stains as soon as posbbile and it is important to ensure they are fully removed before ironing. The heat from ironing can make a stain permanent.
Dab gently with an absorbent, lint-free cloth to remove as much excess liquid as possible. Sponge the area sparingly with a mixture of warm water and surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol in equal parts.
Mix alcohol and white vinegar in equal parts, soak a lint-free cloth in the solution and lightly dab the stained area before pressing gently with an absorbent cloth.
Remove excess blood immediately with a damp sponge, then gently dab the area using undiluted white vinegar followed by cold water or wash immediately with some soapy water.
Butter, grease or sauces
If a greasy mark forms, firstly scrape the surface of the stain with a spoon or knife to remove any excess oil. Then soak a lint-free cloth in proprietary grease remover or white spirit and gently dab the area.
Chocolate, white coffee or tea
Dab gently around the edge of the stain with a cloth soaked in white spirit before following instructions for black coffee.
Egg or milk
Dab gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in white spirit. Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar.
Fruit, fruit juice or red wine
Immediately dab the stain with a mixture of surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol and water (3:1 ratio).
Apply soap very carefully (using a mild tablet soap or flakes) or dab gently with a lint free cloth soaked in surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol.
Ink or ballpoint pen
Dab gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in white spirit. Repeat the action with a cloth soaked in diluted white vinegar or surgical spirit or rubbing alcohol.
Lipstick, makeup or shoe polish
Rub gently with a lint-free cloth soaked in turpentine or spot cleaning spray or fluid. Rinse with mild soapy water.