I got this question on email: Where can I buy wool sleepwear or dressing gowns?
Pajamas. Pyjamas. Jammies. PJs. Jimjams. Sleepwear. Wearing wool for (the best night) sleep!
Wool’s natural benefits come to the forefront when it comes to sleep, naturally regulating body temperature and ensuring your body is supported to a level of optimum comfort. During these times of COVID-19, now more than ever it is vital to be totally rested to be at your peak to handle the day to day changes the world is facing.
By regulating body temperature far better than any other fibre, wool helps keep the sleeper in the ‘thermal comfort zone’.
A combination of wool sleepwear and bedding has been show to produce a deep and longer sleep, with sleepers waking less frequently.
The time it takes to sleep while wearing wool is less when compared to Polyester and Cotton.Source: Wool & Sleep (IWTO)
Personally, in the spirit of slow fashion and multiple use wears – pajamas are where my overworn woollies go to retire while still remaining in wearable rotation. Those ‘at home only’ pieces that have seen too much love and sun, had their snag holes patched a few too many times or didn’t quite bounce back after years of use.
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- T-shirt, 7/8 tights & singlets from ioMerino. Purchased in 2014 – with almost 6 years of weekly use, their great run continues as super soft and well-worn sleep/home clothes. Click here to check out their offering.
- Special buys from ALDI – these Merino wool staples are great value, if you can get your hands on them! I’ve got a few SIERRA knits that have had their time as going out tops before not leaving home. Budget Merino wool base layers also do the trick!
Here’s my summary – let me know of any others!
- Versatile Australian wool, Australian made and owned from Merino Country
While not typically branded sleepwear, these are on my radar. I’ve tossed some of my old shorts out and I haven’t quite made up my mind between their 175gsm Merino Classic Boxer Shorts ($45) and the 275gsm Drawstring Shorts ($95) or both. I’ve also previously purchased Merino Wool Face Masks & Wool Sneakers & Merino Wool Undies (Wundies) from Merino Country.
- Dedicated sleepwear at Sleepy Merino
Launched by a woolgrower near Inverell, in New South Wales who had the problem of finding adult Merino sleepwear and solved it! While I don’t have pieces from the Sleepy Merino collection, I’ve been impressed by the 100% Australian Merino Wool range. (Get in touch if you’d like to do a guest review!) At time of writing, Sleepshirts are in the $130 range, with Tops and Pants from $99 per piece. They offer free domestic shipping (see their website for more details)
- Luxury at its finest with Smitten Merino
Made from fabric spun from superfine Merino wool sourced in Australia and garments are manufactured in Tasmania. Smitten supports local manufacture and fashion transparency. Their range covers classic on trend styles in dresses, jackets, accessories and more. This is the only brand I have seen stock wool dressing gowns, be sure to check them out! At time of writing, the Merino Wool range of shorts and singlets were $100, pyjama sets from $239 and dressing gowns from $399. Click here to go direct to their website for more. I also don’t have these pieces personally but have several in my wish list!