Soft Classic Merino
Soft Classic Merino is fine Merino wool yarns and knitwear with a natural softness and brightness
Soft Classic Merino is fine Merino wool yarns and knitwear with a natural softness and brightness.
The Soft Classic process is carried out on wool tops prior to spinning in a modified backwasher system using Basolan 88, a special chemical which modifies the internal structure of the wool fibre to make it less rigid, therefore softer to the touch; additionally, the treated fibre is more receptive to reactive dyes.
The true handle and brightness are created during the dyeing and subsequent softener application.
- The yarns are widely available from worsted spinners and some woollen spinners.
- The process creates bulkier and softer yarns.
- Brighter shades due to the dyestuffs being well absorbed by the treated fibre.
- The process imparts a degree of anti-felting which renders knitted garments easily hand-washable and in some cases even machine-washable.
For further information about Soft Classic Merino contact your local Woolmark Company office.