Sheep Wool has been used in various forms by human since the Stone Age.
Balanced thermal insulation
Wool has balanced thermal insulation properties, which means warm rugs during winter and cool rugs during summer.
Wool doesn’t stink
You may have heard this said before and it is 100% true! Wool doesn’t stink because it is because it is naturally anti-microbial, which helps reduce stinky bacteria growth in garments.
Wool is wrinkle resistant meaning that even if you have your rugs stored away for whatever reason, you can be rest assured that the wool will keep its shape. That means no wrinkles or creases the next time you want to use your rug.
Many other materials can harbour harmful dust or bacteria making it an allergens nightmare. Wool is hypoallergenic which means it combats bacteria, mould, dust, and other similar substances that may be present in other rugs. It also absorbs harmful pollutants, taking them out of the air. There is an old saying “a home using woollen rugs will have pure air for 30 years.”
Woollen rugs are a blessing to Asthma patients as the microscopic pores in the natural woollen component reacts with humidity making it unfavourable for the dust mites to survive in the environment – a common trigger for asthma sufferers.
Wool is naturally flame resistant and is quite difficult to ignite. Wool doesn’t melt under heat and, in fact, actually self – extinguishes.
Wool is a naturally grown product that comes from sheep who grow wool like humans grow hair. It is therefore the most sustainable product on the market as sheep grow back their wool within months and there is no harm doneto the animal by cutting it.
Wool fibre is biodegradable and is composed of a natural protein called Keratin – similar to the protein found in human hair. This means that when it is disposed of wool can decompose in soil in a matter of years.