Can socks be warm in the cold and cool in the heat, able to resist odour, lightweight, soft, non-itchy and non-clammy? Merino sheep which roam the harsh climate of the New Zealand Highlands, and Possums which have met the dinosaurs and been through dramatic climate change; have the answers.
Merino wool has 4 different grades which have very different price value.
SUPER FINE: BELOW 17.5 MICRON FIBRE
These are very fine wool fibres that are silky soft, making them perfect for next-to-skin clothing and suiting.
FINE: 17.5-25 MICRON FIBRE
This wool is still very soft, yet slightly stronger and more durable, and is used in activewear clothing and classic fashion.
MID-MICRON: 25-35 MICRON FIBRE
This type of wool is used for upholstery and heavy outer clothing layers like jackets.
STRONG: 35+ MICRON
This robust wool is snug yet durable enough to be made into luxurious and comfortable, hard-wearing carpets.
Nooan only uses thesuper fine ones among the Super Fine grade.