All materials used in Entulisso wraps have natural origins because we believe that it what our customers want.
We have chosen to launch with a range that has been carefully crafted from ultra fine Luxury Merino Wool sourced from a UK yarn production company in Yorkshire. This very fine fibre is soft against the skin, which means that it is highly unlikely to cause skin irritation like traditional wool. Also it feels more luxurious than traditional wool.
Merino wool has some wonderful qualities; it is natural, renewable, biodegradable, a good insulator, breathable, resilient and odour resistant. It even has safety features as it is flame retardant and does not promote bacterial growth Merino wool is the perfect material for trans-seasonal wear because it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The suppliers of the yarn for the Merino wool are members of the Campaign for Wool:
A note from the president of the International Wool Textile Organisation:
Wool is increasingly seen by caring consumers as a sustainable lifestyle choice for fashion and interiors. In 2010 HRH The Prince of Wales launched the Campaign for Wool with the purpose of renewing interest in and creating a greater awareness of wool’s environmental credentials. Of equal importance to the Campaign is the preservation of sustainable practices on farms for the benefit of the rural community.
The merino wool used in our wraps is obtained directly from sheep farmers in Argentina and Uruguay and only those who are committed to sustainable grazing and where the sheep are not subjected to the practise of mulesing. Unfortunately this practise is commonplace in Australia. It is a fairly unpleasant process that is carried to protect the sheep from fly infestation. In South America the fly in question does not exist.
The Spanish dominated the wool market for hundreds of years. The Merino Sheep, originally from North Africa and are believed to have arrived in Spain at the end of the 12th Century. Closely guarded by the Spanish for its superior quality the export of Merino Sheep from Spain was punishable by death before the 18th century. The sheep got their name “merino” in the 1400s from the royal sheep inspectors “merinos”.