At Stapf it's all about our beloved wool! We use a total of four types of wool for production: Merino, lamb and Shetland wool from sheep, as well as the plant-based classic cotton. However, these are not only processed individually, but are also often mixed, for example lamb's wool with cotton. This creates unique quality and special wearing comfort for every Stapf item. In the following article you will find out everything you need to know about our natural products.



The wool of Shetland sheep originally comes from the eponymous Shetland Islands in Scotland and is particularly breathable and does not scratch the skin, unlike many other sheep's wool. Shetland wool is particularly soft and is often described as fluffy; it is slightly crimped and very elastic. The wool is also robust and durable. The extremely fine fibers of the wool ensure that they are very warm and at the same time ensure a comfortable feeling when worn. Most of these fine types of wool are not very durable, but this is different with Shetland wool - provided it is treated well. Then using it for several years or even decades is no problem.



merino wool

Merino wool is a special form of new wool and comes from Merino sheep, which is primarily native to New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and South Africa. The wool fibers themselves are made of keratin, a protein that is also involved in the formation of human hair and nails. Unlike conventional virgin wool, Merino wool is characterized by its fineness and softness and is also odorless due to its antibacterial effect. It is literally soft to the touch and does not scratch the skin. This is a huge advantage and one of the reasons why merino wool is so popular these days.




Lambswool is the wool obtained from the first shearing of a lamb. Strictly speaking, within the first year of life, because the new wool of young animals is considered to be of particularly high quality. The fibers of this wool are not only soft, but also significantly shorter, around 50 millimeters, and have finer hair tips than those of an adult sheep. It is very light, has excellent insulating properties and is breathable. Lambswool warms in winter and cools in summer and is also naturally resistant to bacteria colonization and is also very suitable for allergy sufferers and children.




Cotton – one of the most versatile materials in the textile industry. After cultivation, it can be used in both pure and mixed forms and is known as a pleasantly soft and light material, which is also impressive due to its longevity and is easy to care for. In addition, cotton, as a natural fiber, is particularly impressive due to its robustness and high tear and abrasion resistance. The fiber releases excess heat well to the outside, it does not have an insulating effect and is permeable to air. What makes cotton particularly skin-friendly? It doesn't scratch because its handle is very skin-friendly and cuddly. In addition, it has a very low allergy potential, like our animal wool. By the way, at Stapf we only work with certified organic cotton!