Spun with merino wool and added flexible fibres, our core knits are soft, insulating and layerable.
What is merino wool?
Merino is a special type of wool sourced from the merino sheep in New Zealand, Australia and South America. It’s a soft, fine fabric that is thin, flexible and sits comfortably against the skin, making it ideal for fine knits such as roll necks and cardigans. Merino is also breathable and wicks moisture away from the skin, meaning it stays fresher than synthetic fabric.
Why we love merino
Aside from all of the above, the fine fibres of merino make it one of the softest fabrics to craft with. It’s also durable, wrinkle resistant and reduces the itchiness associated with standard wool. Furthermore, it’s more sustainable than synthetic fabrics due to its ability to biodegrade.
At Moss, we love how lightweight merino is, which is why we’ve incorporated it into many of our knits, blending it with acrylic to add a little bit of a stretch and make it easier to care for. All of our merino jumpers are machine washable at low temperatures, and will keep their shape through repeated wear. Check out our guide to caring for your knitwear for some tips on looking after your merino pieces.
How to wear merino
Merino works just as well for casual events as it does for more dressier occasions. Play it safe by going for a neutral black, white or grey, or add a bit of colour with our selection of tonal pieces such as the acid green roll neck or the wine zip neck.
Mock necks and roll necks are layering staples, and a great way to tone down a smart suit. Paired with a classic 2-piece, they add a relaxed feel to a sharp look, but work just as well with chinos or tailored trousers without the jacket. Add in a chestnut overcoat and you’ve got a polished finish that’ll see you from desk to dinner.
For a more relaxed weekend look, try a light blue merino polo shirt with chinos and chunky trainers. It can easily transition into formal if needed, and the fine knit allows for breathability which works well for those in-between seasons. If it’s really chilly, layer with an overshirt or a chunky knit for extra warmth.