New Zealand Merino Wool - The Top Choice For Kids Garments

Published: 13th August 2010
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Heralded by many as nature's wonder fabric, merino wool has plenty of highly desirable properties that make it an excellent choice for children's clothes. Made ethically in New Zealand using environmentally safe practices, merino clothing is completely natural and organic - an important consideration in light of the recent scandals over dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in a variety of children's products ranging from toys to clothes.

Large corporations have spent millions developing synthetic fabrics like polypropylene as cheap alternatives to the real thing, but nothing comes close to rivaling the unbeatable qualities of all natural merino wool. The wool is comes from a special breed of sheep called the Merino which can be found grazing peacefully all over New Zealand's pristine farmland. These sheep usually belong to small or medium sized family farms that lovingly care for them and harvest their wool once a year - a time honoured tradition that in some farms goes back several generations. The entire process, from wool harvesting and transporting as well as the manufacturing of the clothes is designed to be sustainable. Merino clothing is a wholly natural, recyclable and biodegradable product; at no stage in the manufacturing process are chemicals like chlorine or bleach used, making merino wool one of the safest clothing choices for your children.

Merino wool's natural durability makes it an ideal choice for kids clothing - studies have shown that merino wool fibres can be bent up to 30,000 times without breaking. This essentially means that clothes made from merino wool will stand up to repeated washings without looking old and worn out. Merino wool is also naturally odour and stain resistant - an important factor when it comes to children's garments.

Merino wool offers many health benefits to babies and infants. The heat regulation properties inherent merino wool creates a temperature controlled cocoon around a sleeping child resulting in a more restful sleep. It can take up to 1 year for newborns to be able to regulate their own body temperature and overheating babies can tragically fall victim to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Merino wool has been shown to reduce the incidence of SIDS in sleeping babies thanks to its moisture absorption and temperature regulation properties. Last but not least, unlike other types of wool, merino is static resistant, meaning it attracts fewer dust particles and lint - good news for kids with allergies.

Parents of newborns will find many positive benefits in outfitting their little bundle of joy in merino wool baby clothes. Merino coverings are known to improve a baby's sleep patterns due to the fabric's excellent temperature regulation properties. Since merino wool is also static resistant it picks up fewer dust particles and lint from the air making it ideal for babies and infants with allergies. Studies have even shown merino wool has a marked effect in reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in newborns.

In addition to all the above benefits, clothes made from merino wool have exceptional levels of comfort. The secret lies within the extremely small diameter of the individual merino fibres which range from 13 to 24 microns - an impressive figure when you consider that the diameter of the average human hair is 60 microns. The exceptional softness of merino wool clothing often takes people by surprise, not many expect woollen garments to be so silky and luxurious to the touch. This eliminates any itchiness or prickling sensations against sensitive young skin - a must for children's clothing.

A testament to its durability and desirability, merino wool has long been the mainstay fabric of high-end athletic wear for activities like long distance running, hiking, cycling or mountain climbing - activities where the wool's amazing temperature regulation, breathability and comfort are indispensable. Why should outdoorsmen and athletes have all the fun? Your kids can enjoy all the benefits and luxurious softness of natural fibre merino wool clothing. Designed with fun, fashion and functionality in mind, merino wool garments should be your number one choice when it comes to clothing your little ones.


Three Bags Full offer quality Childrens Merino Clothing with quality being the focus. From the TBF baby range through to size 8, the quality merino is perfect your child.

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