Because thats what it is all about!
Wool and processing
One of the best moments in our husbandry is shearing our merino flock. Its the moment where we work towards for months and when its finally there, next to the hard work, it is the moment we are very proud of what achieved.
We divert to Italy for processing. Merino is a difficult fiber and in the land of the great designers the knowledge that this fiber needs is present. Here they are able to convert our fibers into a high-quality yarn
Before processing, we need a minimum of 300 kilos greasy fleece. The merino fiber is very thin and the lambfleece in that we hold here in our arms looks a lot but weighs only 1.5 kilos.
In order to be able to process annually, we cooperate with other merino breeders in the Netherlands and Flanders.
Dutch Merino is a cooperation between various Dutch and Flemish merino breeders. For the design of our yarns and garments we work closely with Ministry of Knits.
Curious to the designs:
Because we are not in this alone....
Marijke en Mieke Niemeijer