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Why Wool? It’s simple…

Natural and renewable – wool is grown not made; every year sheep grow a new fleece. Wool products also use less energy than man made fibres during manufacture.

  • Sunsafe – wool has naturally high UV protection.
  • Flame retardant – wool-fibre has a higher ignition threshold than many other fibres and is flame retardant up to 600º C. It also produces less toxic fumes in a fire.
  • Biodegradable – when disposed of, natural wool-fiber takes only a few years to decompose, and with high nitrogen content, wool can even act as a fertilizer.
  • Breathable – it is natural structure allows it to absorb and release water vapour into the atmosphere, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • Non-allergenicwool is not known to cause allergy and does not promote the growth of bacteria. With microscopic scales, wool fibres can trap dust in the top layers until vacuumed away.
  • Durable and elastic – wool fibre can be bent 20,000 times without breaking and still have the power to recover and return to its natural shape. Quality wool garments look good for longer.
  • Easy care – modern wool can be machine-washed; retaining a small amount of natural oil, and wool fibre resists dirt and grease.
  • Multi-Climatic – wool acclimatizes to its surroundings.
  • Naturally insulating – wool can insulate the home providing and retaining warmth, and reducing energy costs.
The Campaign for Wool