My journey introducing Nuyarn® technology to KUIU began September 2013, when The Merino Company approached me with their newest technology. After hearing of the benefits this yarn exhibits while still maintaining the inherent qualities of wool, I knew KUIU needed to introduce it to the hunting world. I flew to New Zealand November of 2013 to visit the farms and factories where the yarn is created to gain a deeper understanding of its origins. During this trip I also met with scientists from the IANZ accredited Textile Testing Laboratory at AgResearch where they independently tested the performance of Nuyarn versus traditional ring spun yarn. Traditional ring spun yarn twists fibers together for strength, which leaves ends poking out. Nuyarn takes the twist out, and instead lays fibers along the same orientation as the rest of the yarn, so the fabrics feel less prickly and more comfortable yet become stronger.