Sleepy Merino Circularity Program

Wool is a natural and renewable resource. As long as there is grass to eat, sheep will continue to produce wool. When 100% Merino wool fabrics are disposed of, they will naturally decompose in soil in a matter of months, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth. Synthetic fibres, on the other hand, can be extremely slow to degrade (around 400 years!) and significantly contribute to the world’s overflowing landfills.

Sleepy Merino PJs are completely biodegradable, made with pure Merino with organic dyes (Oeko-Tek tested for harmful substances), and designed without zips, buttons or synthetic tags. Wool will biodegrade either with burial in the soil, or through composting, and becomes a slow release fertiliser, with around 10% Nitrogen, along with Sulphur and Magnesium. It enhances soil water holding capacity, infiltration and aeration, and reduces erosion. 

Wear pure Merino-not a blend

Sleepy Merino is pure Merino wool, not a blend like many alternatives, and is therefore natural, renewable and fully and consistently  biodegradable. There is no reason to blend Merino-it is the perfect fabric for sleep and loungewear. It is naturally stretchy, and bounces back to it's original shape without the need for synthetics and elastics. It wicks away heat and dries quickly...The only reason for a blend is cost saving for the manufacturer. You may notice that many other synthetic and natural fabrics eventually stretch out of shape, or feel like you are wearing a plastic garbage bag...

True cradle to cradle circularity

If you have the ability, please bury or compost close to your home, to reduce postage miles, or send back to Sleepy Merino for composting on our farm. Compost is applied to our pastures where our Merino sheep graze, especially our young lambs, or used in our efforts to rehabilitate areas prone to erosion. Send us a photo of your garments being composted or buried, or drop into the Inverell store for 500 Reward Points per garment towards your next purchase!

Please either upload your photo as a comment to any sleepymerino Facebook post, text to +61 407455580, or email to and if you have a customer account we will add your Reward Points. If you don't already have one, you can sign up for a customer account at any time on the website.