Reasons to Love Wool
A safe solution: A safe fibre for home interiors as it is naturally flame retardant due to its high water and nitrogen content. It has a higher ignition threshold than many other fibres and will produce less toxic and noxious fumes.
Biodegradable: When wool is disposed of it will decompose over time and not end up in landfill.
Breathable: Wool’s natural structure allows it to absorb and release water vapour into the atmosphere and regulate temperature.
Comfortable: Softness is a key asset of wool in the home; it creates a feeling of luxurious comfort.
Durable: Wool is known to be strong and resilient, a wool fibre can be bent 20,000 ties without breaking and still have the power to recover.
Easy care: Wool is easily maintained. It has the ability to trap dust due to its microscopic scales so carpets and upholstery can be simply vacuumed and be revitalised. Wool is also hydrophobic which means spills are initially repelled allowing adequate time to deal with spillages.
Elastic: The wool fibre has a unique crimp providing it with a natural elasticity which means it will return to its natural shape and resists compression. Wool maintains its good appearance in the longer term, reducing the need to replace and adding value to the product.
Natural: Sheep live on grass, water, fresh air and sunshine. Sheep produce a fibre that has become one of the most effective natural forms of all weather protection known to man.
Natural insulator: Wool can insulate the home providing and retaining warmth; in turn reducing energy costs in the home. Wool carpets and furnishings will absorb echo and reduce room-to-room noise transfer.
Sustainable: Every year a sheep produces a new fleece; making wool a renewable fibre source.