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Mohair vs Merino: The Woolly Battle

Introduction

Welcome to the woolly duel where we pit mohair against merino, two luxurious natural fibres vying for supremacy. Both are eco-friendly yet bring unique strengths to the table. Let’s delve into the warmth, softness, and sustainability of these woolly contenders.

Warmth: Mohair vs Merino

Mohair’s Fiery Spirit

  • Mohair: Imagine a sun-kissed day on the slopes. Mohair throws you in warmth without the bulk. Its warmth-to-weight ratio is unparalleled. Lightweight yet toasty—like a snug hug from a friendly goat.
  • Merino: Merino wool, the seasoned contender, knows how to keep you cosy. It’s like slipping into a cloud. Merino’s fine fibres trap heat, making it a winter warrior. But is it enough to dethrone mohair?

Softness: The Gentle Touch

Mohair’s Silky Whispers

  • Mohair: Close your eyes and imagine a gentle breeze. That’s mohair against your skin. Its silky sheen and soft touch make it a delight. But remember, mohair can be a tad delicate — handle with care.
  • Merino: Merino wool is the cuddle buddy you’ve always wanted. It’s like a warm embrace from your favourite sweater. Smooth, and oh-so-comfortable. But can it outsoft mohair?

Sustainability: The Green Showdown

Mohair’s Earthy Commitment

  • Mohair: Mohair’s eco-credentials are impressive. Renewable mohair is sourced from happy Angora goats. Plus, it’s biodegradable, returning nutrients to the soil. Mohair whispers, “I’m here for the long haul.”
  • Merino: Merino wool supports local farmers and is a natural fibre. It’s breathable, wrinkle-resistant, and non-allergenic. But does it match mohair’s green game?

 

Mohair and wool are both natural fibres…

They have distinct differences. Let’s explore their unique characteristics:

  1. Mohair:
    • Source: Mohair comes from the hair of Angora goats.
    • Texture: It is smooth and silky, often compared to silk.
    • Lustre: Mohair has a natural sheen, making it appear almost like silk.
    • Insulation: Despite being lightweight, mohair is very insulating and keeps users warm. 
    • Applications: Mohair is used for making Luxurious sustainable mohair throws to ethical mohair socks, outerwear, sweaters, and even upholstery and carpets.
    • Availability: Due to its limited availability and complex production process, mohair is relatively rare and expensive.
  1. Wool:
    • Source: Wool is most commonly made from the fleece of sheep, although it can also come from other animals like rabbits, alpacas, and goats.
    • Texture: Wool is soft and comfortable, with a natural crimp.
    • Variety: Different sheep breeds yield wool with varying textures and qualities.
    • Insulation: Wool is also insulating, keeping users warm in cold weather.
    • Applications: Wool is used for a wide range of products, including clothing, blankets, carpets, and upholstery.
    • Affordability: Wool is more affordable and widely accessible compared to mohair.


In summary, mohair is prized for its luxurious feel and unique lustre, while wool is versatile, widely used, and more budget-friendly. Our mohair products proudly ooze understated luxury and timeless quality.


Both have their place in the world of natural fibres!

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