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Benefits of Wool

Natural

Our sheep produce a new fleece every year, with nothing more than water, grass a little feed and lots of cuddles.

Sustainable

Due to the natural growth of wool from our flocks, the material is fully sustainable unlike man made fibres. Giving us a fresh supply every season for our 100% British wool blankets.

Biodegradable

When disposed of wool decomposes naturally, adding valuable nutrients back into the soil. For this reason there are many companies offering wool compost products for around the garden.

Durable

A well cared for wool blanket will last a lifetime, or beyond. The fibre is likened to a coiled spring, giving it elastic properties which return back to their original shape when compressed.

Insulating

Wool offers excellent insulation properties thanks to the tiny pockets of air which are trapped within the fibre, keeping you perfectly warm in colder conditions. Due to these insulating properties wool is not only used in blankets and throws, but also for clothing, bedding, and home insulation.

Breathable

Wool is naturally hygroscopic, allowing it to manage moisture content. Drawing moisture away from the skin or the air, with the capacity to hold up to 30% of its weight in water before ever feeling wet or damp.

Water Repellent

Wool has a natural coating which is water repellent and stain resistant. Also as it can hold up to 30% of its weight in water it won’t feel wet to the touch.

Flame resistant

Wool is a naturally flame-resistant fibre, with an ignition temperature of an astonishing 600°C! In the highly unlikely event that wool does catch fire, its properties mean it smoulders and doesn’t melt like other man-made fibres.

Hypoallergenic

Wool is perfect for allergy sufferers and those with asthma because the fibre traps and filters toxins and odours from the air, as well as being unattractive to dust mites or mould due to its ability to regulate temperature and moisture.

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