Merino Yarns

Customer Reviews—How Our Merino T-Shirts Are Going 2 Years On
Did you know that it's been just on 2 years since we shipped our first t-shirt?  We launched in July 2020 to pre-orders. We had a few setbacks due to restrictions on non-essential manufacturing in Melbourne during the lockdowns. And...
2022 Very Aussie Christmas Gift Guide
Struggling for gift ideas for that hiking-mad, adventure-obsessed friend or rellie? Well, we’ve put together a list of festive gift ideas that will not only result in all the hugs and appreciation but all the products are Australian made. Aussie...
How Does Merino Wool Keep You Warm and Cool?
Sounds like dark magic, doesn't it? A fabric that can keep you both warm and cold, depending on the situation.  Well, that's just one of the characteristics that makes merino wool a wonder fabric.  So, this is how merino keeps you warm...
Why it's Never Too Soon to Start Planning Your Summer Hikes
Summer can seem like a long way away, especially when we are in the depths of this La Niña weather, but warmer months are just around the corner and that means plenty of summer hikes ahead. Planning for a hike is almost...
5 Snake Bite Facts and Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiking

Hiking in Australia means you'll come across a tiger or red-bellied black or brown snake eventually. We spoke to snake venom expert Dr Timothy Jackson to understand what you should do to avoid being bitten, or if you are, how to treat it.

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Happy Ottieversary! In 2 Years We've Gone From an Idea to a Best Selling Merino Brand

A note from the founders on Ottie Merino's second birthday or 'Ottieversary'. 

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Benefits of Merino Wool Underwear

Merino underwear are a must for that multi-day hike, on the ski slopes, or for any physical exercise really. Here are 4 of the top benefits of merino wool underwear. 

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Why Don't You Do X Product?

Here's a bit of a squiz into our creative process and how we determine which product to develop next. First there was short sleeve t-shirts, then long sleeve t-shirts, then underwear. What will be next?

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Q&A - Where Does The Name 'Ottie Merino' Come From?

We get asked 'what's an Ottie' all the time. Here's the story behind the name. 

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3 Reasons Why We Manufacture in Australia

With most manufacturing taking place overseas nowadays why did we, an Australian merino brand, choose to manufacture in Australia?

Lots of reasons but here are three of the main ones.

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Q&A - Why Are Your T-Shirts So Expensive?

"$90 for a t-shirt? For real?" We get asked this a fair bit. And we are for real. $90 for an Australian made merino t-shirt is a great price. 

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7 Benefits of Merino Wool

Is merino wool a wonder fabric? We think so. What isn't it good at? Here are what we think are the top 7 benefits of merino wool. Our fav, the odour resistant qualities.

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