Why We Love Wool

One hundred per cent natural, wool is a protein fibre growen from the skin of sheep. For thousands of years it has been appreciated as one of the most effective forms of all-weather protection known to man, and science is yet to produce a fibre which matches its unique properties.

Every year sheep will produce a new fleece, making wool a renewable fibre source and it is 100% biodegradible and will break down in soil in as little as 6 months releasing valuable nutrients into the ground. It's also part of the natural carbon cycle as sheep use cardon dioxide in the atmosphere to grow their wool. Wool absorbes 30% of its weight in moisture, wicking it away from the skin and regulating your temperature. Wool fibres are crimped, and when tightly packed together, forming millions of tiny pockets of air. This unique structure allows it to absorb and release moisture without compromising its thermal efficiency.

Wool is naturally safe. It’s not known to cause allergies and does not promote the growth of bacteria. Because of its high water content wool is a natural flame-retardant, and has a far higher ignition point than many other fibres. It produces far fewer toxic fumes that are a major cause death in a fire and its performance exceeds that of all other commonly-encountered textile fibres.

 

This is why we and everyone should love wool, it's good for us and our enviroment. 

 

 

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