BackWhy Australian Merino Wool Clothing?

Australian Merino wool is a unique natural fibre that is suited to a range of applications from active wear, high end fashion, baby and children’s clothing to name a few.

Little Peeps Fleece feel that it is a perfect fit for children’s wear and this is why:


Merino fibres are very fine, which allows the fibre to bend far more than traditional, coarser wool fibres. This makes Merino wool feel soft and gentle next to the young, sensitive skin.

Warm and cool

Unlike synthetics, Merino reacts to changes in body temperature. So it helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot. Especially when worn next to the skin.


Merino fabric can draw sweat away from the skin in a process called wicking.  The fibres can absorb up to one third of their weight in moisture.  The moisture vapour then evaporates into the air. So Merino clothing is extremely breathable and less prone to clamminess.


Natural elasticity helps Merino garments stretch with you, yet return to their original shape, which makes it great for growing children.

Static resistant

Because Merino can absorb moisture vapour, it tends not to create static electricity, helping it to drape beautifully and be less likely to cling uncomfortably to the body than other fabrics.


Not only is Australian Merino soft and comfortable for your little peeps it is also easy to care for, which is great for whoever is doing the washing.

Easy to care for

Gone are the days when woollen garments had to be hand-washed and dried flat (see fabric care instructions).

Odour resistant

Merino can absorb moisture vapour, which means less sweat on your body. Merino’s natural antibacterial and odour fighting properties remove the odour from the sweat, which are then released during washing.

Stain resistant

Merino fibres have a natural protective outer layer that prevents stains from being absorbed. And because Merino tends not to generate static, it attracts less dust and lint, therefore, less washing!

Machine Washable

Little Peeps Fleece merino garments can be machine-washed. It's very elastic too so requires less ironing than other fabrics.


Australian merino is soft, comfortable, easy to care for and safe for little peeps to wear.

Fire Resistant

Your little peeps are safer in Australian Merino because it is flame retardant and doesn't melt or stick to the skin.

UV barrier

Merino is a natural UV barrier, which make it great to wear all year round not just in the cooler months.


Australian Merino is an entirely natural and renewable fibre.


Merino is grown year-round by Australia's Merino sheep, consuming mostly a blend of water, air, sunshine and grass.


When Merino fibre is disposed of, it will naturally decompose in the soil in a matter of years, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth.


Every year Australian Merino sheep produce a new fleece, making Merino a completely renewable fibre source.


If you want to find out more about Australian Merino Wool, download these fact sheets produced by Australian Wool Innovation of visit