Engel: Merino Wool Body Suit - Natural
The Engel Merino/Silk bodysuits are made from a blend of Merino wool with mulberry silk (70 %/30 %). Naturally temperature regulating, these are perfect base layers for the UK climate.
Engel are a family-owned company that has been making underwear and clothing for 85 years.
Besides organic cotton Engel use the finest organic merino virgin wool and natural organic merino virgin wool with silk.
The top quality used by Engel is a blend of Merino wool with mulberry silk (70 %/30 %): These blends underline the characteristics of each single fibre and make sure that wearing textiles of these blends will be a memorable and comfortable experience, and that these textiles can be worn for a long time. Merino virgin wool/silk blends support a healthy feeling for your skin and prevent hyperthermia.
The soft and cosy Merino virgin wool for our wool/silk blend also comes from organic husbandry and is certified with the hallmark Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
Wool is dirt-repellent and regenerates by airing.
For wool and wool/silk, we recommend washing by hand or possibly machine washing. In any case, you should use a wool detergent because these do not contain any enzymes (protease) and are pH-neutral. This is essential for your washing machine’s wool programme. However, a gentle shampoo can also sometimes be a good substitute when it comes to a quick hand-wash.
Please check the washing instructions or label to see whether hand-washing or machine-washing is recommended.
All the dyestuffs used are free from heavy metals and have always been free from harmful AZO-dyes. For colouring woollen textiles they use only reactive dye, which compounds particularly well with fibre and stands out for its excellent fastness. Engel abstain from any kind of chemical finishing in their textile processing.
All used agents should be bio-degradable and must not pollute soil, air and water. All the materials used are nickel-free, and the buttons are made from natural, renewable raw materials. In order to guarantee the high quality level certain requirements have to met such as: light fastness, resistance to spittle, fastness to perspiration, washing and shrinking.
Engel have these properties, along with the maximum residue limits for substances harmful to health and the environment, monitored at regular intervals by independent certified environmental laboratories and institutes.
Engel are committed to fair, safe employment for a fair wage, not only in their own company but throughout all the production stages.
Their sustainable production concept also includes generating the power they need from renewable energy sources, such as solar and hydraulic power.
The wool comes from Merino sheep in their natural environment, which are organically farmed and therefore live a healthy and stress-free life. The usage of pesticides is forbidden both on pastures and on animals.