Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Why Wool?

In addition to its warmth and durability, there are many unique and important characteristics that set Wool apart from other fibers.
Author: Paulette Butler


Wool is inherently flame retardant, and it won't melt.  Unlike other fibers that are used for bedding, wool can be made so it will never burn.

Wool helps to regulate body temperature.  Its thermostatic properties protect the body from both cold and heat.

Wool is hygroscopic.  Wool is able to absorb humidity deep within the fiber, a feature that helps to regulate and absorb moisture on the skin's surface.

Wool is a natural insulator.  Its natural crimp and elasticity gives woolen bedding the ability to "store" air and create a perfect insulation layer which helps the body maintain its ideal temprature by allowing it to give off excess warmth.

Wool contributes to good health.  It is the only fiber that is able to neutralize many kinds of acids and chemical bases, a feature which prevents "nightly reintoxication," a common source of germs and sleeplessness.

Wool contributes to a more restful sleep.  Recent studies indicate that the incidence of irregualr heart rate and disturbed sleep patterns increases when both the humidity and the temperature are consistently higher.  Wool's natural ability to absorb and transmit water vapor is of inuque importance in maintaining Thermophysiological Comfort, a state in which the individual is free from thermal strain.

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