ZQ Merino

Merino Dot Baby uses premium quality merino from the Fabric Store, New Zealand. ZQ Merino is the world's leading ethical wool. This means it is traceable back to the source. It is super soft 100% merino, 18.9 micron OEKO-TEX certified jersey knit.

As a sustainable option, ZQ Merino is an excellent choice for making baby clothes that are both eco-friendly and comfortable for your little one. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of using ZQ Merino in your baby clothes and why it's a great choice for conscious consumers.

Firstly, what is ZQ Merino?

ZQ Merino is a certification program that ensures sustainable and ethical farming practices are followed in the production of merino wool. The program focuses on three key areas: animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility. This means that ZQ Merino wool is produced in a way that is kind to both animals and the environment, while also benefiting local communities.

Baby legs wearing ivory merino wool pyjamas

Now, let's dive into the benefits of using ZQ Merino in baby clothes:

1. Soft and Comfortable

Merino wool is naturally soft and comfortable, making it an ideal material for baby clothes.

The merino fibres are fine making merino soft to wear. It is also hyper-allergenic perfect for sensitive baby skin. The jersey fabric has great stretch and recovery making it easy and fast to dress baby.

ZQ Merino wool is also breathable, so it helps regulate your baby's temperature and keeps them comfortable in all weather conditions. Merino wool keeps you warm when it is cool and cool when it is warm. It releases heat when it gets wet and absorbs moisture, keeping your little dot dry and fresh. This helps keep your little dots at the right temperature through the night. A perfect year-round fabric.

2. Sustainable

ZQ Merino wool is produced using sustainable farming practices, which means it's better for the environment than traditional wool. The program requires farmers to implement practices that reduce their impact on the environment, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving water, and protecting biodiversity. 100% Natural, Merino wool is a renewable resource, sustainable and biodegradable.

Choosing ZQ Merino for your baby clothes is a great way to support sustainable agriculture and help protect the planet.

3. Ethical

ZQ Merino wool is produced in a way that is ethical and responsible. The program ensures that farmers follow strict animal welfare standards, which means the sheep are well-cared for and not subjected to cruel practices such as mulesing. Additionally, the program supports local communities by providing fair wages and working conditions for everyone involved in the production process.

Merino sheep on a high country farm

4. Durable

Merino wool is known for its durability and long-lasting nature. This means that the baby clothes you make with ZQ Merino will last longer, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing your environmental footprint. It is also strong and long-lasting. Perfect to hand down through kids in the family.

5. Versatile

ZQ Merino wool is a versatile material that can be used to make a wide variety of baby clothes, from cosy sweaters to lightweight onesies. It's also easy to care for, making it a practical choice for busy parents. Simply machine wash and Merino's superfast drying, your ZQ Merino baby clothes will be ready to wear again.


ZQ Merino for your baby clothes

ZQ Merino is an excellent choice for making sustainable and comfortable baby clothes. It's soft, durable, versatile, and produced using ethical and sustainable farming practices. By choosing ZQ Merino for your baby clothes, you're not only supporting sustainable agriculture, but you're also providing your little one with the best possible clothing options.

Baby lying on her front looking up at the camera