Kerrie Richards is the Managing Director of Merino Country, an Australian business which specialises in manufactory merino wool garments. We asked Kerrie a few questions about Merino Wool:
Tell us about Merino Wool
The wool off Australian Merino sheep is grown specifically for clothing and is the best in the world. We choose our raw merino for comfort and durability as our products are worn for everyday use and must be able to withstand regular laundering.
What are the benefits of Merino Wool?
Natural Fibre, Breathes, Wicks Moisture away, anti-microbial, durable and long wearing – value for money, retains shape, moves with the body, acts like insulation and is comfortable in all climates.
Where is it sourced/how is it made?
We source our merino wool from Wool Producers in Australia and have it processed to our specifications (one of the reasons why our fabric is soft but durable – we use good quality raw product and have control over what goes into our fabrics) – all knitting and dying is done here in Australia with all manufacturing done in-house in our own factory.
What type of products do you have?
Mens, womens and childrens Merino Knit fabric products in Underwear including boxers, briefs & bras; Outerwear including t-shirts, jackets, dresses, pants, leggings, skirts; socks, headgear including beanies, balaclavas, sunprotectors etc, scarves, wrist and leg warmers.
Are you able to tailor make garments?
We don’t usually because of the cost, but if we had to we could – because we have such a wide range of products, people usually find something that works for them.
Merino Country is located at 16 Josephine Street in Loganholme Brisbane. For more information please see Merino Country's website www.merinocountry.com.