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How to care for your ioMerino

October 01, 2018

How to care for your ioMerino

ioMerino may be naturally stick-resistant, but you’re still going to want to wash it every now and then, so here are a few tips on how best to keep it in tip-top condition.

 

Washing and Drying

  • Wash similar colours together
  • Wash products with prints inside out
  • Zip up any zippers
  • Use warm or cool machine wash only – do not hot wash.
  • Machine delicate to normal wash 
  • Use regular washing powder or liquid detergent
  • Do not bleach
  • ioMerino is the most comfortable Merino on earth, so you don’t need to use fabric softener
  • Do not iron prints or labels
  • Line dry your ioMerino in the shade
  • Cool to warm steam iron inside out to re-shape, or use a specific wool setting.

For best results, hand wash your ioMerino Beanies. Do not hot machine wash. 

 

Storage

  • Make sure your garments are clean before storing.
  • Store garments in a dry place, sealed tub or plastic bag.
  • Garments should be folded rather than hung and kept out of the sun.

 

Pilling 

Pilling is a natural process that can occur when shorter fibres come to the surface of the fabric. To help avoid pilling, wash your new garment within three wears, turn garment inside when washing, avoid abrasive surfaces and rubbing and use a more gentle wash cycle. 

 

What not to do

We’ve all heard about how amazing Merino is and in particular ioMerino, (let’s be honest, we tell you that all the time!), but want the inside scoop on what you should absolutely not do with your Merino? We reveal the top 7 things you should avoid at all costs. Find out here.

 

More Questions? 

If we haven’t answered your question in this section or you’d just like to speak to a real-life person, feel free to get in contact with us here

Keep up to date on how to care for your merino and what other adventurers do to keep their Merino fresh on our blog, here. 



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Fabric Guide

While Merino is an amazing natural fibre, not all Merino fabrics are created equal. At ioMerino, we make our own fabrics, using only the best quality fibres, and to very specific specifications that make the most of the natural benefits of Merino. All of them are 'Merino rich’. No cheap blends passed off as Merino. No cheaper scratchy fibres or synthetic substitutes to save money. No unethical production. And each fabric is made for a specific purpose. So if you see something with a small amount of elastase or nylon added, you can be sure it absolutely needs to be there to enhance the natural stretch and durability. 

It took every bit of our 140 years of experience in the wool industry to perfect our fabrics, but we think you’ll agree the end result was more than worth the effort.

Ethically Made. Ethically Sourced. Perfectly Natural. 

 

Altitude / Zodiac

Lightweight 170gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric. 

 

Ultra / Universal

Lightweight 160gsm 83% Australian Merino Wool blended with 12% nylon blended for extra durability and 5% Elastane for stretch and comfort.

 

Chaser

Midweight 265gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric. 

 

Summerino - Celsius 

Made from 45% ultra fine MERINO (Ultra Lightweight 150gsm), 45% natural TENCEL (made from sustainably grown wood fiber), and 10% nylon for extra durability. 

 

Summerino - Keystone 

Ultra Lightweight 150gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric. 

 

Merino Compression

Midweight 280gsm 76% Australian Merino Wool, 15% Elastane and 9% Nylon for extra stretch and compression properties.

 

Vital

Ultra lightweight ribbed 155gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino®  Fabric. 

 

Summit

Outer Weight 280gsm Fleece 100% Australian Merino Wool. MicroMerino®  Fabric. 

 

Pinnacle

Midweight 260gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino®  Fabric. 

 

Elemental 

Midweight 260gsm waffle texture 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino®  Fabric. 

 

Stride / Glacier / Velocity

Midweight 255gsm French Terry 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino®  Fabric. 

 

Natural Merino Wool benefits: