MERINO FROM TASMANIA

DISCOVER THE ORIGINS OF OUR WOOL

MERINO FROM TASMANIA

DISCOVER THE ORIGINS OF OUR WOOL

Full transparency

Get to know our wool farms

We know exactly where our merino wool comes from. Transparency and traceability are important to us. However, it is just as important to us to stay in contact with the people that give us access to our most important raw material. You too can learn more about the origins of your ORTOVOX wool clothing.
The country of Tasmania

Wool-Facts

Learn all about wool

Tasmania

Where does our merino wool come from? Come with us on a journey to Tasmania: Three million merino sheep on an area the size of Bavaria, unimaginably vast landscapes and a fabulous natural environment are the origin of our most important commodity.

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Sheep

When talking about the wool's origin, we're really talking about the sheep themselves: In Tasmania, they have a unique habitat to call home. Merinos have the best air here, the freshest grass and the greatest imaginable area to roam.

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Wool

Tasmanian merino wool is of a particularly high quality because all the conditions are just right here. But what exactly makes the most natural functional fibers on our planet?

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Wool Tradition

  • We are wool experts since 1988

ORTOVOX IS WOOL

Since 1988, we trust in wool.

That is more than a quarter of a century of experience in working with the most functional of all natural fibers for every piece of clothing. We combine natural material and other innovative fabrics. With the resulting system of wear comfort we provide you with unique functionality and wear-comfort properties for your mountain adventures.

Merino wool offers particular advantages due to its very fine fiber diameter and excellent durability. At ORTOVOX we only use wool fibers measuring 18–19 microns (one micron = one-thousandth of a millimeter). There are thinner fiber diameters, although these cannot really be processed economically and, what’s more, they do not offer the stability required for alpine sports.


FROM SHEEP TO MOUNTAIN

HOW WE TURN OUR MERINO WOOL INTO THE FINISHED PRODUCT

Many individual steps are necessary for turning sheared wool into a high-quality ORTOVOX product. Only if all processes are intertwined flawlessly and with high quality-awareness can we create the goods that you know us for. Take a look at the creation process:

FUNCTIONALITY OF MERINO WOOL

A PERFECT FIBRE

TEMPERATURE REGULATING

Wool can absorb more than 35% of its own weight in moisture (without feeling wet to the touch). If the ambient air is warm, the moisture dries faster, resulting in this refreshing evaporative coolness. 

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ODOR NEUTRALIZING

With wool, you can get by with just a few items of clothing, even on mountain hikes lasting several days. This is made possible by the protein molecules in the merino fibers which simply destroy odor-forming bacteria. 

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EASY TO CARE FOR

The special finishing of our merino wool with the “Total Easy Care” process makes it possible to simply machine wash at 30 or 40°. 

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MOISTURE REGULATING

Wool fibers are hydrophilic fibers – and that’s precisely what makes them extremely functional! They can absorb up to 35% of their own weight in moisture without feeling wet to the touch. 

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SOFT

Merino wool does not itch! At 18–19 microns (one micron = one-thousandth of a millimeter), the fine wool fibers are so thin that they are well below the human itching threshold of 25 microns. 

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Regrowing

Wool is ecological by nature! Depending on their race, merino sheep are shorn once to twice a year – so they grow a new coat all by themselves.

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Merino Products from Tasmania

149.95 € *
79.95 € *
PIZ BADILE JACKET M
MERINO SHIELD SHELL
229.95 € *
84.95 € *