Wool makes you hot, right?
Wool has a built-in environment control. Wool is a natural insulator to keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer because it is naturally breathable. Wool fiber helps keep your body at its optimal temperature. When your body isn't fighting to to get warm or cool, you sleep more restfully.
Artificial fibers, and even down and cotton fibers do not breathe as well as wool, and are more apt to trap heat in your bed making you hot. Wool buffers the extreme cold air keeping your body in its comfort zone.
And Wool is NATURAL. The Wool fiber is the original wicking fiber. Wool can absorb up to 30 % of their weight without feeling heavy or wet. On the other hand, cotton materials start to feel wet after only 15 %. Wool "breathes" and by takes away moisture from the body and releases it into the air. Not only is wool great for bedding, wool fabrics are comfortable to wear both in the summer and winter.
Wool is naturally mildew and mold resistance. Mildew and Mold need moisture to grow. Wool wards off moisture and lets wetness pass through the fibers.
Wool is long lasting. It is so durable and resilient. Interesting that laboratory tests have reveal that wool fibers resist tearing and can bend back on themselves more than 20,000 times without breaking. Cotton breaks after 3,200 bends, silk fibres break after 1,800 bends, and rayon fibres break after simply 75 bends. Wool clothes will certainly last for many years. Wool resists spills, dries out extremely rapidly and is mildew resistant.
Wool is a natural FIRE RETARDANT: It can resist flames without the chemical treatment. Great product for the bedroom.
Wool is CLEAN. Wool withstands static, dirt and dust. Wool fabric doesn't collect much static because of its aberrant quality. Wool materials clean quickly and easily due to the fact that dirt sits on the surface of the fiber. Under a microscope, you can see a series of overlapping scales, comparable to the feathers on a bird, making it a natural deterrent for dust and dirt.
Wool is HYPO - ALLERGENIC. Although some people do have a rare natural allergy to Lanolin, the majority of people's allergy to wool is a response to the lots of harsh and toxic chemicals used to wash the wool and treat the fabric. Chlorine and mothproofing chemicals are consistently put on conventional wool before turning it into a finished item.
Wool is ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY and SUSTAINABLE. Wool shorn from sheep yearly. It is naturally degradable and kinder to the environment than oil-based synthetics. Today, numerous little organic farmers are going back to this sustainable industry to develop clean and healthy wool that is produced without stress to the animals or the environment.
- Lynda Leonard