Merino sheep first arrived to Australia 1788, descendants from the royal merino flocks of Spain.
Even though this wool quality was already considered to be fine, it was the MacArthurs who with their selective and pure breeding methods produced a truly authentic Australian Merino, which had even finer wool fibre.
It is this superfine micron fibre that we use in our blankets, its natural properties providing softness, comfort and warmth.
Zegna Baruffa, Italy...
“Merino sheep are all over the world, but Australian Merino has a softness and style that can only be found in the sheep raised in Australia.”
Alfredo Botto Poala
President of Zegna Baruffa
Zegna Baruffa, Italy is renowned worldwide for their innovative spinning skills. They produce many quality yarns, one being “Cashwool” which we use in our blankets.
Cashwool is spun from a specially sourced merino wool fibre quality, one that has a superb level of fineness and pureness. When spun Baruffa obtain an incredibly soft, absolutely white, lightweight yarn with a smooth clean finish. This yarn has luminosity, good colour fastness and comes in an extensive array of rich and subtle tones, something which the Italians are famous for.
Our knitters are experts with fine fibre knitting techniques, being familiar with the latest manufacturing techniques, and finishes.
This blanket is knitted as a double layer construction which gives it a good weight, wear & drape factor.
Knowing our knitters for many years, we know they produce not only products of exceptional quality, but ones that meet international ecological standards. They themselves believing in sustainability and the preservation of natural and community resources for future generations.
All our blankets are vigorously tested prior to production, exposed to the rituals of daily life, they are slept on by our cats, snuggled with on the sofa, and thrown over our beds.
We know our blankets will be enjoyed by all members of the family be they two legged or four - whether you know it or not!
Nowaday's we tend to have larger sized beds, our blanket with it's 210cm width covers comfortably most beds and those sleeping underneath.
Being Machine Washable, is being practical. And with our blankets you can wool cycle machine wash them, but, first read our washing care guide.
We have much experience over the years, and know full well the effect that washing & temperature can have on your final blanket size!