Why is wool bedding so great?
We love wool. We use it all year long. Nothing is worse than sweating in your sleep and waking up with bedding stuck to you. Well, I'm sure that something might be worse than that but this ranks way up there. We love the fact that wool naturally moves moisture away from your body, and can absorb up to 1/3 of its weight in moisture without feeling damp.
It Is Really Breathable
Wool is one of the most breathable materials available and in our opinion so much better than any synthetics on the market. It keeps you dry and warm in the winter and cool and dry in the summer.
It's A Natural Product
Wool is a completely natural material. It's not synthetic or made in a lab. Your body can really tell the difference in durability and performance over synthetic alternatives.
It's Naturally Dust Mite Resistant
Dust mites don't like the microscopic bristles in wool fiber (I don't know any dust mites personally, but it's the word on the street). So if you are allergic to dust mites, or just don't like the idea of dust mites, wool is a natural choice for you.
It Resists Microbes and Bacteria
Wool naturally resists bacteria and microbes. Given the choice, I think you would too.
It's Naturally Fire Resistant
Did you know wool is naturally fire resistant? Well, now you do. Many synthetics tend to catch fire fairly easily and can be dangerous under some circumstances. Woll acts as a natural fire retardant for a safe sleeping environment.
It's A Renewable Resource
Some bedding uses plucked down feathers. I don't have to tell you, the animal doesn't tend to get the best end of that deal. Down also traps heat and moisture substantially. Sheep grow coats of wool annually and done properly, is not harmed when their coat is sheared. It's a sheep getting a haircut.
It Supports Small Farms
There's nothing better than supporting small business like farms. Wool is an awesome sustainable product and helps the small farmers make a living.
If you take care of your wool bedding properly, it can give you decades of comfort.
It Stays In Place In Your Bedding
Down bedding tends to shift around over time creating empty spaces with no down, while wool tends to stay in place.
Don't worry too much about getting it dirty
It's not likely to do any harm to it. Have you seen how dirty sheep can get? It doesn't ruin the wool when it's on the sheep, so you shouldn't be concerned about it being ruined when it's on your bed. Just make sure to properly launder it, and you'll be good to go!
You can check out our selection of natural wool bedding products here.