THE BENEFITS OF WOOL

 

Wool is 100% natural
Wool is 100% natural grown year-round by Australia’s 68 million sheep, consuming a simple blend of water, air, sunshine and grass.

Wool is 100% biodegradable
When a wool fibre is disposed of, it will naturally decompose in soil in a matter of years, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth.

Wool is 100% renewable
Every year Australian sheep produce a new fleece, making wool a completely renewable fibre.
100% natural, renewable and biodegradable, wool’s inherent eco-credentials make it a conscious choice for those looking to furnish their home.
Wrinkle-resistant and naturally elastic
At the microscopic level, each Merino wool fibre is like a coiled spring that returns to its natural shape after being bent. This gives Merino wool fabrics a natural resistance to wrinkles.

Naturally breathable and odour resistant
Merino wool is one of the most breathable fibres. Wool fibres can absorb large quantities of moisture vapour then move it away to evaporate into the air.
Warm and Cool
Merino wool is an active, natural fibre that reacts to changes in body temperature. So it helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot.

Stain-resistant
Merino wool fibres have a natural protective outer layer that helps prevent stains from being absorbed. And because Merino wool tends not to generate static, it attracts less dust and lint.

Fire resistant
Wool’s inherent chemical structure makes wool naturally flame resistant. It is a highly trusted natural fibre in public areas such as hotels, aircraft, hospitals and theatres. Whilst cotton catches alight at 255°C, the temperature must reach 570-600°C before wool will ignite; while polyester melts at 252-292°C and nylon succumbs at an even lower 160-260°C, wool never melts so it can’t stick to the skin like many common synthetics.

Wool is the most reused and recycled fibre
Even though wool represents only 1.2% of the virgin fibre supply, surveys have shown it represents about 5% of clothing donated to charity. Wool is also one of the most sought after recycled textiles for converting into new long-lasting products, such as garments, mattresses, upholstery and of course blankets and throws.

SLEEPING WITH WOOL
Research studies have found that sleeping in or under wool leads to a better sleep. This natural fibre resource creates a microclimate that assists in regulating the temperature and humidity of the air around the body, thus providing a restful sleep. The average person perspires around one litre of fluid each night which synthetic fabrics are unable to absorb. Merino wool, by contrast, can absorb up to one-third of its own dry weight.
At night, wool fibres absorb this perspiration and during the day, moisture is naturally released back into the atmosphere. The evaporation of moisture also means no breeding ground for allergy-causing moulds, bacteria and mites. Furthermore, it is scientifically proven that sleeping in or under wool significantly lowers the human heart rate and leads to a better recovery during this resting phase.
Shop the Waverley Mills range of 100% Merino Wool Supersoft Australian Made blankets here .