I began using wool because I’d heard it was the ultimate breathable, bulletproof cloth diaper cover. Now I have a serious love for all baby garments made from wool…cloth diaper covers, longies, shorties, bubbles, capris…all of it!
In their About Us section, Yooki Wool talks about understanding that wool is expensive. But goes on to explain that their goal is to provide high end wool products and wool care accessories at the most affordable prices possible. I know that the cost of wool is the biggest hurdle to more people trying it. So this means a lot.
Yooki Wool is also socially and environmentally thoughtful. They donate $1 from each order to charitable organizations that improve the environment, help the underprivileged or prevent animal cruelty. All packaging is made from recycled materials as well. More to love!
I received two pairs of wool leggings to review. These are my honest and true thoughts and opinions.
I really want to talk about the quality. These are 100% merino wool. The wool yarn is Italian and they are machine knitted in China. Which I’ll talk more about in a bit. My first impressions of the leggings are that they are extremely well made. No loose threads. No imperfections. And SOFT!
Guess what, if you are lanolizing them to use them as cloth diaper covers, they get even softer! I know! Crazy, right?
If you’ve heard that all wool is itchy, scratchy, and hard to care for… you heard wrong. Sure, some blends of wool can be itchy like those sweaters our grandmas used to make use wear when we were kids. But the wool that is used for baby covers and clothing isn’t scratchy. It couldn’t be. NO ONE would use it.Both pairs of my Yooki Wool Leggings have some stretch, but aren’t what I’d call super stretchy. If you are looking to get a longer wear time out of these, I would personally suggest sizing up. I was sent size mediums which are labeled to fit 9-18 months. Norah is 60th percentile for weight and these were getting a bit snug at the 17 month mark. But as you can see, I was still able to squish her in at 19 months!If you are thinking about sizing up, don’t worry about the extra length. These are made with a 3″ adjustable cuff that grows with your baby. Leggings can easily be cuffed and shorts can start out as capris!
Photo courtesy yookiwool.comTo wash, it is recommend to either hand wash or you can machine wash if you have a wool setting. Always use warm/tepid water temps no matter the washing method. If you are handwashing I highly recommend something that is a no rinse wool wash like Eucalan. If you are machine washing then I’d recommend Unicorn Clean Beyond Clean. I love Unicorn Clean as a natural, yet powerful detergent. It works amazing on wool! You can find more info on washing and lanolizing wool here.
Looking around the Yooki Wool site I noticed a sold out listing for Adult Wool Leggings. I really, really hope to see those restocked in the future. I’d definitely grab a pair if they do restock hint*hint*
Yooki Wool is very, very well made. It is affordably priced and built to last. Don’t let the misconceptions that surround wool stop you from trying it. I was scared at one point, but now use it all year long as cloth diaper covers and adorable clothing.
You can find Yooki Wool at https://www.yookiwool.com/
**Almost forgot! I mentioned that Yooki Wool is made in China. I have no concerns whatsoever regarding the wool being made there. This is some of the finest wool I’ve gotten the opportunity to use. If you’d like to read more, Yooki Wool provided an extensive explanation on their website on why they chose the knitter they did.
Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.