our story

we are elisa (the dutchy) and juliet (jules), who together have created mello merino. mello merino is built on the values instilled from our childhood, through to the insights gained through overseas travel and our various adventures in life. drawn together by the skills each of us have acquired throughout the weaves of our careers.

elisa was always outside as a child, looking for adventure wherever she would go. she would wear clothes that were not typical for girls; comfort and freedom to move were far more important. with a background in child psychology and working for non-for-profits, she understands how valuable it is for kids to feel free to play, explore and move without restrictions.

juliet (the creative one) has a strong sense of aesthetic. she has a background in fashion design and product development which has led her to work with and develop a love of merino fibre. she is a traveller at heart and was sold on merino when starting her travels more than 20 years ago, replacing a bulky lamb’s wool jumper in her back pack for a lightweight merino top.
we design and create beautiful merino wool clothing which is made from the finest merino wool. our clothing is designed with three key elements in mind: aesthetics, comfort and durability for kids. we believe that timeless design and quality will allow for our pieces to be handed down to siblings, cousins and friends, from one generation to the next.

we have created mello merino because we want kids to feel comfortable, confident and have freedom of movement. it's all about kids feeling great wearing mello merino! our clothing embodies freedom and adventure, quality and style, it’s about buying less and choosing well