The Merino breed originated from Spain around the 12th century and is considered to have some of the finest and softest wool. They are extremely hardy and adaptable creatures, able to survive in harsh and extreme climates.
Merino wool is renowned for its ‘breathability’, regulating itself to your own individual body temperature and so keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. The fibres are extremely fine (one-third to one-tenth of the thickness of human hair) which can be used to create wonderfully soft and luxurious fabrics which are gentle next to the skin unlike many other breeds, which can feel itchy.
Flock only uses wool from non-mulesed sheep.
Alpacas are domesticated members of the camel (camelid) family. They are grazers, originating from the high plateaus of the South American Andes. They are related to and resemble Llamas but are considerably smaller and whilst Llamas are bred as pack animals, Alpacas are bred for their incredibly fine, silky and luxurious fibre. Unlike wool, Alpaca fibre does not contain lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. [/content]