At Johnstons of Elgin, we are proud to work with natural fibres and share a long history with the softest, highest quality Australian Merino Wool. The first Merino sheep were introduced to Australia in 1797, the same year Johnstons of Elgin was established. We continue to support the Australian merino-growing industry, helping to maintain the economy in an area where the land is best suited to this use.

Why Use Merino? Merino Wool is incredibly soft but is also strong and resilient, making it perfect for domestic or commercial home interior projects. It can retain up to 30% of its own weight in water, while still feeling dry to the touch, then allows the moisture vapour to evaporate into the air. Merino Wool is quick-drying and resistant to static, lint and dust. It is also naturally fire-resistant due to its complex composition. Merino sheep produce a new fleece every year. and the fibres of Merino Wool are bio-degradable, this ensures the lifecycle of any product made in 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool is sustainable and renewable.

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