Aside from our 100% post-consumer recycled wool blend fleece, we work mainly with merino. Merino is a specific type of wool known for its fine fibres and smaller scales. It is soft to the touch and not itchy, even to those who are normally sensitive to wool. Worn against the skin it has an amazing capacity for regulating body temperature - it warms the wearer without overheating. Like most wool types, it wicks moisture away from the skin and has antibacterial properties.