Wool is a natural insulator meaning it keeps you cool on warmer nights and warm and cozy on those cold, winter nights. It’s natural moisture management properties continually absorb moisture away from the body and release it into the air as vapour, making it the perfect choice for a comfortable sleep all year round. Sweet Dreams!
Dust mites thrive in hot humid conditions, but wool’s breathability reduces humidity and keeps temperatures from rising, making wool bedding ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers.
As well as its breathability, wool is also naturally flame retardant, thanks to its high water and nitrogen content. It has a far higher ignition threshold than many other fibres and produces less noxious fumes that cause death in fire situations.
Wool grows naturally and is a renewable fibre. Sheep produce a new fleece every year. Wool is a keratin protein fibre, similar to human hair and is 100% natural and not man-made. Like us, sheep only require a regular ‘hair-cut’, which is also essential for animal welfare. Wool products use less energy than man-made fibres during manufacture.
Sheep are also part of the natural carbon cycle and their wool contributes to the absorption of carbon – in fact, 50% of the natural weight of wool is pure, biogenic carbon. Wool growers actively work to safeguard the environment, through responsible pastoral farming practices, farmers are also able to influence the level of carbon stored in plants and soils, making a positive contribution to mitigating climate change.
At the end of its useful life, wool is able to be returned to the soil where it decomposes quickly and releases valuable nutrients into the ground. In contrast, synthetic fibres are extremely slow to break down and are harmful to the environment.