Wool is known and loved around the world for its many qualities:
it doesn’t itch, it doesn’t pill and it’s as comfortable in summer as
it is in winter. No wonder the fleece of the humble Merino sheep
was been coveted for almost a thousand years. We’re proud to
present you with the Profuomo Merino Collection, a range of four
pullover styles in eighteen colours suitable for every occasion,
from formal to casual.
The incredibly fine 12-gauge Merino yarn we use for our Merino All our yarn suppliers and knitters are fully compliant with European
collection comes from Biella, a small town in Northern Italy. Biella standards in terms of quality, security & social aspects of production
has been renowned for the quality of its wool ever since the Middle and have been awarded the AWI-Woolmark certificate.
Ages, a proud tradition that continues to this very day in Tollegno,
a small village on the edge of Biella.
In 1900 the Sella family, together with some other manufacturers from
Biella, founded Filatura di Tollegno (Tollegno spinning mill) to
manufacture combed wools. Today it produces wool used for the
world’s finest fashion houses, including, of course, Profuomo.
THE MERINO SHEEP
The Merino sheep is often believed to be a Spanish breed, but in
fact it was Berber Nomads from Morocco who originally introduced
it to Spain. By the time the international export of Merino wool began
in the 16th century, it had already gained a reputation for its high
quality. Nowadays Merino wool is produced in all corners of the
world– ours comes exclusively from Australia.
Thanks to its many skin folds, one Merino sheep can produce 5.5 kg
of wool in one year. Merino wool is prized for its high quality fibre: it
has a very fine structure, which is particularly comfortable, as it doesn’t
irritate human skin. Further advantages are that Merino fibre is very
absorbent, plus grease and dirt resistant.
Merino wool is very comfortable to
Thanks to our intensive washing
All items are linked at the neckline and
One of the characteristics of Merino
Collection. Whether you prefer a neutral grey or a flamboyant pink, or
want a more professional navy blue or black, we have a shade to match
We recommend that you wash your merino pullover by hand. To do this,
use lukewarm water and a mild wool detergent – avoid soap flakes and
fabric softener. First soak the garment in lukewarm water, before gently
massaging it (don’t rub it) and rinsing in more lukewarm water.
To remove excess water, roll the garment in a towel (don’t wring it),
before laying flat to dry.