Why do we use merino wool?

When we started our search for making dreadlock extensions, merino wool was love at first sight.

Just watch, how many valuable characteristics it has!

  • Wool, as a soft, breathable and natural material, is comfortable to wear on your skin. In contrast, synthetic materials are rigid, heavy and less flexible.

  • It is a natural insulator. Contrary to synthetic materials, wool reacts to changes in body temperature, so it will keep you warm during the winter, and let you stay cool during the summer.

  • Wool is odor resistant, antibacterial and antimicrobial. Due to its good vapor permeability, it is a less favorable medium for the growth of mold and bacteria.

  • Wool is stain resistant. Wool fibers have a natural protective layer, which prevents the entry of stains. It is also antistatic, so it will attract less dust.

  • It is a durable and renewable material. It is also easy to maintain, so you can braid in your set as many times as you want.

  • Wool is biodegradable. Composting adds nutrients to the soil, while the synthetic versions with plastic microfibers, pollute the environment.

Where does wool come from?

The merino wool, we use is carded in Germany and Italy of wool from Australia, South America and New Zealand.

Both our mill-dyed and pure wool materials are free of chemicals and comply with the OEKO TEX 100 and GOTS requirements.

It must be noted, that we only use merino wool from mulesing free, cruelty free, animal-friendly livestock, and ethical resources.

How fine wool do we use to make your dreads?

The lower the number, the thinner the fiber, which means the softer the wool!

An important aspect closely related to comfort is the lightness of the set. We make a little thinner, 5-7 mm size dreadlocks. We pay great attention that the dreadlocks are perfectly felted, while also preserving their elasticity.