Merino Wool: The Unsung Hero of Summer Apparel

When you think of Merino wool, images of cozy winter sweaters and snug scarves likely come to mind. It's a material renowned for its warmth and comfort during the colder months. However, Merino wool is not just for winter; it's a versatile fabric that can be your best friend during the summer as well. Let's take a deep dive in to the myth that Merino wool is only for winter and explore why it's an excellent choice for summer as well.

Debunking the Winter Myth

The common perception of Merino wool as a winter-exclusive fabric is understandable but misguided.

This belief stems from its outstanding insulating properties, which indeed make it ideal for cold weather. However, what many don't realize is that Merino wool is a natural fiber with unique characteristics that make it suitable for year-round use, including the sweltering summer months.

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Benefits of Merino Wool in Summer

  1. Breathability and Moisture Wicking: Merino wool fibers are incredibly fine, allowing them to be highly breathable. This means they can efficiently regulate your body temperature by wicking moisture away from your skin. When you sweat, the wool absorbs the moisture and releases it into the air, keeping you dry and cool.
  2. Odor Resistance: One of the standout features of Merino wool is its natural ability to resist odors. Unlike synthetic fabrics, which can harbor bacteria and cause unpleasant smells, Merino wool fibers have antimicrobial properties. This makes it an excellent choice for summer activities, especially those that involve a lot of movement and perspiration.
  3. Softness and Comfort: Merino wool is incredibly soft and gentle on the skin. Unlike traditional wool, which can be itchy and irritating, Merino fibers are much finer and smoother. This makes Merino wool garments comfortable to wear directly against the skin, even in hot weather.
  4. UV Protection: Merino wool provides a degree of natural UV protection, shielding your skin from the sun's harmful rays. This can be particularly beneficial during long summer days spent outdoors.
  5. Durability: Despite being soft and lightweight, Merino wool is surprisingly durable. It can withstand frequent washing and wear, making it a practical choice for everyday summer wear.
  6. Travel Friendly: Merino needs less washing than cotton or synthetics, dries in minutes and wrinkles fall out with a shake and a wear. It packs small and light and is perfect for travel.  
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Merino Wool for Summer Nights

Beyond daytime wear, Merino wool can also enhance your summer nights. Sleeping in Merino wool can improve the quality of your sleep by regulating your body temperature. The fabric's breathability and moisture-wicking properties keep you cool and dry, reducing the chances of waking up sweaty and uncomfortable. Additionally, its softness ensures that your sleepwear is as comfortable as possible, contributing to a restful night's sleep.

Nui Organics

Nui Organics only works with factories that share our commitment to ethics and sustainability, both for the environment and for society. This respect for people and the planet has been at the core of who we are for 20 years. We believe that dressing our families isn’t just about our clothes, it’s about our future. 

We design our kid’s styles to allow for growth. Our favorite material wool - with its amazing temperature regulating properties - allows our garments to transcend seasonal boundaries and be worn year round. Unisex styles allow garments to be passed between siblings and our focus on exceptional quality ensures they will be worn, loved and shared for years.  Our resale site re(Nui) keeps our heirloom quality apparel in circulation and out of landfill.   

Our commitment to People and Planet is an ever evolving process involving input from team members, factory partners and end users. Progress not perfection. Thanks for joining us.  

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Update Your Summer Wardrobe

Merino wool is far more than a winter staple. Its breathability, moisture-wicking capabilities, odor resistance, softness, UV protection, and durability make it an exceptional choice for summer wear. Whether you're engaging in outdoor activities, going about your daily routine, or seeking a comfortable night's sleep, Merino wool has got you covered.

So next time you're updating your summer wardrobe, don't overlook this versatile and natural fabric. Embrace the unexpected and enjoy the benefits of Merino wool all year round.


This is a guest blog written by Nui Organics for the DoneGood Blog.


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