Zee Zee Merino garments are proudly designed and manufactured in Hawkes bay New Zealand.
What does “made in New Zealand” really mean and how else is Zee Zee Merino different?
All our clothing is made by people who are fairly paid and work in a healthy work environment. We know and work closely with the people who make our garments. They have become our friends and we care about them. Zee Zee Merino Ltd is proudly a member of the Buy NZ Made Campaign which provides the licence for businesses to use the Kiwi trademark to promote their New Zealand Made goods and services that meet the requirements of the Fair-Trading Act for Country of Origin labelling.
Zee Zee Merino wool fabric has been selected for its soft and silky feel as well as its amazing durability. It is made from 100% merino wool that is of the highest quality. Merino Wool is a natural, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable product. Is it any wonder we call it our very own wonder fibre! This amazing wool is perfect for baby clothing as it provides the ultimate microclimate, creating a buffer against changing conditions and maintaining comfort through natural ‘air conditioning.’
Because of merino’s natural ability to absorb moisture, without feeling damp, contributes to its excellent comfort performance as an apparel fibre…up to 30% of its weight without feeling damp. It is naturally flame retardant, resists odour build-up, and reduces the laundry workload.
The prickle and itch associated with traditional wool is caused by coarse fibres that irritate the skin. This does not occur with Merino as the ultra-fine fibres simply bend, avoiding irritation and making Merino the ideal material to look after new-born skin. Merino fibres are strong and long, enabling a durable fabric and has excellent drape and wrinkle recovery.
As Merino fibres are natural, and like human hair are made up of keratin proteins, they are very resilient – a Merino fibre can be bent 20,000 times without breaking. When a Merino fibre is wet, it can be extended up to 30% without damage. When the extension is released, the fibre then recovers completely to its original dimensions which means that merino garments resist losing shape over time.
Merino is also a natural UV blocker so perfect for wearing over the summer months as well. It is also great for outdoors and sportswear. It is machine washable using a wool cycle and an approved wool wash detergent.
Now, can you give yourself any good reasons NOT to wear Zee Zee Merino??