Washable Wool Bedding
Machine washable bedding
All our deluxe wool bedding is machine washable on a wool cycle with wool detergent. Don’t be nervous – we’ve tried and tested them to make sure that they’ll come out looking and performing just as brilliantly as they did before they went in. So you can invest knowing you’ll be able to easily keep your wool bedding looking its best.
Our machine washable wool range includes:
- Washable wool quilts in a range of sizes and weights
- Pillows in UK and EU sizes
- Pillow protectors
- Mattress protectors
Simply look for “Deluxe” in the product name, and you can be confident your chosen product can be easily washed in the machine, following our care instructions.
Washable wool bedding: The science
It took us 10 years to perfect our machine washable bedding to make sure it doesn’t lose any of that Woolroom quality.
Ordinarily, if you wash wool, the moisture, heat and movement in the machine will cause it to felt due to the structure of its natural fibres. The end result means that the fabric loses many of the qualities of wool. It is impossible to create machine washable wool fabric without treating it in some way – so we’ve chosen to use biodegradable cleaning detergents that are eco-friendly.
The process we use for all our machine washable duvets doesn’t detract from the wool fibres in any way – they will still work as they naturally should do, meaning none of the benefits of wool are lost. In fact it is thought that cleaning up the fibres in this way can actually enhance their ability to thermo-regulate and absorb moisture.
Easy care bedding that’s hypoallergenic too
We regularly shout about the fact that wool is naturally hypoallergenic, making it perfect for asthma and allergy sufferers. But what do the treatments that make wool washable mean for skin-kindliness? Well, don’t worry, we’ve thought of that! The biodegradable chemicals used in our process are double washed out of the wool to make sure that there is no residue remaining on the fibres.
We can confidently say that our wool is hypoallergenic and free from all chemicals. And this has been recognised by Oeko-tex with its highest standard global certification, meaning our products have tested free from harmful substances. So you can sleep soundly in the knowledge that there are no nasties next to your skin.
How often will you need to wash your wool bedding?
The answer is you’ll hardly need to wash it at all. There’s no health benefit to washing it – it will be purely for cosmetic reasons or to clean up the cotton outers. Wool is naturally hygienic and self-cleaning – it doesn’t need to be washed. The wool fibres absorb moisture and stay dry meaning that they’re not a breeding ground for fungus, mould or bacteria, unlike synthetic bedding or feather/down. So while it may go against everything you thought you knew – our easy care bedding is truly easy care and is much happier simply being hung on the washing line to air.
How to wash our machine washable bedding sets
If you do choose to put your washable wool quilt through the machine, just make sure you follow these simple tips:
Choose the wool cycle on your washing machine
- Use specific wool detergent
- Don’t ever tumble dry your bedding – it should always be line dried.
- If you choose to take your machine washable duvet to the laundrette be careful as there is no symbol for ‘wool wash only’. We like to write it on the label to make sure – you can’t be too careful.
Now that’s easy care bedding by anyone’s standards!
Why not create the perfect luxury sleeping environment? Discover our premium range of wool beds and mattresses too.