For all Earebel products we only use high quality materials. The selection of our wool yarns in particular is subject to the strictest quality and ethical controls.
The wool we mainly use for our handmade PRIME collection pure new wool of noble quality, which is specially made for Earebel. Pure new wool has exceptional thermoregulation properties, f.e. it keeps wonderfully warm, is naturally water-repellent and nevertheless moisture is optimally absorbed.
The yarns of our functional SPORT collection are not only called functional materials, they are! Breathability, fast moisture transport, lightweight and fast-drying are just some of the properties all our functional sport products offer.
The products of our STYLE collection are mainly made of acrylic fibers. The acrylic fiber has similar properties to wool. Acrylic fibers are soft, light and feel warm and wool-like. In addition, acrylic fibers are more resilient than other natural and synthetic fibers. They are washable and hypoallergenic and therefore also suitable for allergy sufferers.
POLYCOLON® - The lightest functional fibre in the world
POLYCOLON® has become essential to the world of demanding sports clothing. Lightweight, breathable, sweat-repellent and easy to care for - just a few of the strenghts demonstrated by this functional fibre from Schoeller. POLYCOLON®'s excellent properties mean it is also attractive for use in rugged workwear. POLYCOLON® is a refined, polyprophylene-based, worsted-spun long-staple yarn.
As the first layer, POLYCOLON® awicks moisture away from the skin and transports it to the second layer above. This second layer can absorb or channel off the moisture, or allow it to evaporate. In all three cases, the material feels comfortably dry on the skin, even when the wearer is sweating. Unlike polyester, POLYCOLON® absorbs practically no moisture.
CLIMAYARN® combines the advantages of merino wool with the strengths of the high-performance fiber Polycolon®.
60% extra fine Merino Wool, 40% Polypropylene
- Conducts moisture to the outside
- Warms in cold conditions
- Avoids heat accumulation to a large extent
- Machine washable
- CLIMAYARN® dries much faster than comparable cotton goods
The lightweight fabric THERMOLITE® provides perfect insulation for cold weather and gives warmth and comfort. THERMOLITE® is engineered to keep the wearer warm and dry, helping to optimize performance.
- Permanent lightweight warmth performance
- Good insulation (CLO) levels
- Good moisture management and wicking performance
- Comfortable air permeability
- Good fabric stability
Polartec® POWER DRY® - Moisture Management
Polartec® Power Dry® is the most advanced next-to-skin moisture management fabric. Polartec®’s proprietary bi-component construction increases mechanical wicking, meaning performance is built-in for the life of the fabric. By using Polartec®’s proprietary bi-component knit construction, every fiber works with maximum efficiency. Moisture is quickly pulled away from the body and transferred to the outer surface for faster evaporation during activity.
- Bi-Component knit
- Superior wicking
- Fast drying
- Highly breathable
- Odor resistant
This bi-component fabric technology is constructed with a hydrophilic interior to pull moisture away from the skin and transfer it to the outer layer. Power Dry®’s exterior surface area disperses and releases this moisture for more efficient dry times. Contnuous evaporation prevents saturation and regulates temperatures in both hot and cold conditions.
MADE by MUM
This product is handmade with love in Bavaria! Our entire PRIME collection is handmade by knitters in the Allgäu. "Mum Pia" was the first Earebel knitter and is the mother of Earebel co-founder Manuel Reisacher. Therefore every handmade Earebel product is subject to the strict quality control of Mum Pia.
100% Virgin Wool
The advantages of virgin wool are its high dimensional stability and thermoregulation attributes. Virgin wool, in contrast to synthetic fibers, does not absorb many odours (e.g. sweat) and has a natural self-cleaning function - the absorbed odour is released back into the air, the wool smells neutral and fresh again after a short aeration. It can chemically bind sweat and thus neutralises it for a long time.
50% Merino Wool & 50% Acrylic Wool
Merino wool is a natural fiber grown by Merino sheep. It’s thinner and softer than regular wool—making it easy to wear next to skin. And when you wear wool next to skin, a lot of benefits come with it.
Each fiber naturally helps regulate body temperature, transports sweat away as a vapor, and cancels out odors. These benefits of wool enable athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to go farther and experience more—making it the ideal performance material for exploring nature. And it’s really comfortable
Advantages of Merino Wool:
- It’s natural
- It helps regulating body temperature
- It keeps warm
- Transports sweat quickly away from the skin, helping
- Keeps dry and sweat free
- Resists odor
- Super-fine & soft
- UV protection
50% Alapaca Wool & 50% Acrylic
The special mix of Alpaca wool and acrylic fibers is especially made for Earebel products and gives our beanies a soft feel and high durability.
Advantages of Alpaca Wool:
- Great insulation
- Strong & tough
- Soft feel
- Water resistant
- Sustainable & renewable
EXP stands for "EX-Pollution", or the avoidance of pollutants during the anti-felting treatment process. EXP is a revolutionary new process from the Schoeller Spinning Group that enables the wool to remain machine-washable without the use of chlorine. Schoeller has set a benchmark with this innovation and once again proven its commitment to ecological sustainability.
Advantages of EXP:
- Sustainable and natural
- Without Chlorine
- Saves water
- Less Chemicals
- Machine washable
- Dryer suitable
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. Examples of articles that can be certified: raw and dyed/finished yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, sewing threads or labels, ready-made articles of various types (garments of all types, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry products and much more).
The precondition for the certification of products in accordance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is that all parts of an article meet the required criteria - in addition to the outer fabric, for example, also the sewing threads, inserts, prints etc., as well as non-textile accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, rivets etc.
Schoeller + Stahl – ganz schön kreativ
Schoeller's motto is "Ganz schön kreativ" / "Quite creative" and everything revolves around hand knitting yarn. As a member of the Schoeller Spinning Group, the innovative worsted spinner in Europe, craftsmanship and tradition are the basis for the claim to develop innovative yarns. With the possibilities of the Schoeller Spinning Group, Schoeller is one of the few suppliers on the market who can produce their own yarns. The choice of selected raw materials and careful production ensures a quality advantage from which our customers ultimately benefit. The Schoeller + Stahl brand offers a wide range of fashionable quality yarns for every requirement.
Schoeller + Stahl yarns are innovative and clever, they are fun and have the outstanding quality that all knitting and crochet enthusiasts long for!
Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia S.p.a.
Our wool is spun by Zegna Baruffa in Italy especially for us in the desired Earebel quality. For over 160 years Baruffa stands for excellence in the creation and production of high end yarns for knitwear. 100% made in Italy.