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What is the difference between merino wool and regular wool?

Tips 2022-07-08 08:07:13 Clothing Care 34

Merino wool is a very popular wool fabric now, it is a little more advanced than ordinary wool, and it will be more comfortable to wear. Let's take a look at the difference between merino wool and ordinary wool.

What is the difference between merino wool and regular wool?1

1. The feel is different. Merino wool: The thickness of the scales on the surface of natural fibers is thinner, and the covering density of the scales is relatively small, so the merino wool will feel smoother, softer, and more delicate; ordinary wool: the feel is rough, not so delicate, if it is close to the body There will be itching.

2. The quality is different. Merino wool: Specially processed to prevent shrinkage, and can be machine washed directly. After machine washing, it will not affect the natural characteristics and advantages of wool, and proper care can maintain the good appearance of clothing; ordinary wool: there are not so many complicated processes, and it is relatively easy to deform and pilling.

3. The thickness of wool is different. Merino wool: The fiber is extremely fine, with a diameter of fewer than 19.5 microns. The diameter of the best Merino wool can reach less than 11.7 microns, and the fineness is 1/10 of a hair; ordinary wool: Is much thicker, Root hair can be thicker than a hair when put together.

4. Different uses. Merino wool: suitable for some close-fitting clothes, such as scarves, cashmere sweaters, underwear, etc.; ordinary wool: higher hardness, making the wool more resistant to friction and shape, suitable for making coats, and more windproof.