If you are not in love with wool yet, here are 6 reasons why you should be (and none of them are to do with cute lambs frolicking in the fields, though we do also love these).
Unlike synthetic fibres which can leave you hot and sweaty, wool allows your body to breath. A heavenly cashmere throw draped over your bed will keep you cosy but not stuffy.
Wool can absorb up to 33% of its weight in moisture, which it then releases during the day. Which means that any sweat you produce during the night will be absorbed and dissipated by a wool throw.
No need for nasty chemical retardants, wool has inbuilt fire-repelling qualities.
Well sourced wool, from happy sheep, is biodegradable and its production has minimal impact on the environment. So you can snuggle up safe in the knowledge that you are not harming the planet, and you are providing an income for hardworking farmers.
Wool is amazingly versatile. There are many different type of wool so you can pick products or yarns with just the right qualities you need – from super softness to durability.
Some synthetic fibres can cause itchiness or rashes, but not wool. It is gentle on even the most sensitive skins and doesn’t aggravate conditions like asthma because dust mites hate it. This makes it perfect for pillows and bedding if you are an allergy-sufferer.