Why Wool?

It's cool when it's hot, and warm when it's not!

Wool is a natural insulator to keep you warm in winter and naturally breathable to keep you cool in summer.

Wool fibre helps to keep your body at the optimal temperature zone for comfort and rest. When used in blankets, synthetic fibres, down and even cotton fibres do not breathe as well as wool, and are more likely to trap heat in your bed. Wool buffers the extreme cold or hot air on the outside, keeping your body in the ideal comfort zone. Baa-rilliant!

It's naturally absorbent!

Wool fibre is the original wicking fibre. Wool fabrics can absorb up to 30% of their weight without feeling heavy or damp. Cotton fabrics begin to feel damp after 15%. The fibres 'breathe' by absorbing away moisture from the body and releasing it into the air. This quality makes wool fabrics comfortable to wear in warm and cold weather.

It resists Mildew and Mold, naturally!

Wool's natural resistance to mildews and moulds comes from the way it repels moisture, and lets moisture pass through it's fibres without trapping it. Mildews and moulds require moisture to live, and grow.

It's durable!

Laboratory tests have shown that wool fibres resist tearing and can bend back on themselves more than 20,000 times without breaking. Cotton breaks after 3,200 bends, silk fibres break after 1,800 bends, and rayon fibres break after just 75 bends. Wool clothing will last for years.

Wool also resists spills and dries very quickly.

It's naturally wrinkle resistant!

Wool fabrics resist wrinkles. Wool is the most resilient fibre because it has a natural crimp that helps it keep its shape. Wool fibres can be stretched and still bounce back to their original shape.

It's fire retardant!

Wool is safer to wear because of its natural fire-retardant properties. It can resist flame without the chemical treatment involved in fireproofing. Most synthetic fibres ignite easily, burn fiercely and melt at an alarming rate.

It's clean!

Wool resists static, dirt and dust. Wool fabric doesn't collect much static because of its absorbent fibres. Static attracts lint, dirt, and dust. Wool fabrics also clean easily because dirt sits on the surface of the fibre. The outside surface of the wool fibre consists of a series of overlapping scales, similar to the feathers on a bird, making it easy to brush off and for stains to lift out.

It's hypoallergenic!

Wool is hypoallergenic. Although some people do have a rare natural allergy to Lanolin, the oil found in wool, most people's allergy to wool is a reaction to the many harsh and toxic chemicals that go into the treatment, and finishing of conventional wool garments and bedding. Serious chemical abrasives are routinely used to wash raw wool for processing. Chlorine and mothproofing chemicals are routinely applied to conventional wool before turning it into a finished product.

It's renewable and sustainable!

Wool is a renewable resource that can be shorn from sheep annually. It is biodegradable and kinder to the environment than oil-based synthetics, which contribute to global pollution.


26 May 2018
Do you recommend using a duvet cover with your wool duvets?
Woolroom's Customer Care Team Hello, the cotton on our duvets covers is already very soft so could be used without a duvet cover but you can also use decorative ones so long as they are 100% cotton to allow the wool to breathe.

Many thanks,

10 Apr 2018
"Fire Retardant"
You say that wool is fire retardant. This is true to an extent. Do you use cotton covers as cotton is not fire retardant? My question is really, do you add any chemicals, including fire retardant chemicals, to your matresses? Thanks.
Woolroom's Customer Care Team Thank you for contacting us. We can confirm that all our mattress range is completely chemical and flame retardant free. We use a viscose and wool blend ticking to cover our wool filled mattresses and as wool only singes and doesn't set fire we do not need to use all the nasty chemicals to protect the mattress.

Many thanks,

09 Apr 2018
Hi, I am considering buying a wool mattress Topper. Which one would you recommend to prevent over heating as my wife gets very hot at night and can't sleep on synthetic toppers due to this fact. We are also looking for the comfort factor.
Woolroom's Customer Care Team Thank you for contacting us. All of the toppers we sell are very well made and extremely comfortable. The deepest topper we sell is 4-5cm thick and is completely wool filled. This will give you the depth and will help to regulate your temperature. The luxury range is a blend of alpaca and wool and alpaca is known to control your temperate slightly better but due to the finer fibers will not give you as much loft.

You can of course order them and pop them under a sheet to try them out and return if not suitable, we just ask that they are not slept on and only tested.

Many thanks,

23 Dec 2017
Hi I suffer terrible night sweats and after doctor visits and hospital visits and tests still no reason found, my sleep is disturb so wake at most 5 times to change due to the sweats and always wake cold and shivering it's not impacting my life. I am looking to purchase your pillows, duvets, mattress topper sets but I am wondering what kind of bed sets material should I use to have full benifit of the wool.

Thank You.
Woolroom's Customer Care Team To have the full benefit of the wool we recommend using 100% Cotton bedding.

07 Nov 2017
"Construction And Upholstery Layers Gsm"
Hello, I don't understand how to compare your mattresses with other brands who provide full construction details including gsm of individual layers of upholstery on their web sites? It's a 6 hour round trip to see your mattresses and as a new mattress will always feel softer than one that is bedded in, I would appreciate this information as my daughter will be in significant pain on that trip and we don't want to make the journey un-necessarily. Do you use any adhesives in your mattresses, and what is the viscose in your wool/viscose blend ticking made from? Many thanks
Woolroom's Customer Care Team Hi unfortunately we can not provide details in respect to the gsm of individual layers of upholstery. We do provide a 100 day sleep guarantee on our mattresses though,so long as the mattress is bought with a mattress protector.
Viscose is a natural fibre that is derived from wood pulp. We do use a small amount of adhesive in our casing round the springs but these are under lots of beautiful british wool so will not be near the body.

Kind regards and if you have any other questions please contact us.

05 Nov 2017
Would your topper be suitable for a tempura mattress ?
Woolroom's Customer Care Team We can advise that a wool topper is 4-5cm in our deluxe range and 3-4cm thick in our luxury range and as a tempur mattress needs body heat to mold to your body, a wool topper will not help with this. A protector will be best as it allows heat to get through but not back.
Kind regards


03 Oct 2017

I have just purchased a mattress enhancer for my baby's cot bed. Will this keep her a bit warmer in the winter? and should her skin have direct contact with the wool to get the benefit of it, or a cotton sheet over the top? (i cant afford the wool sheets)
Woolroom's Customer Care Team Thanks for getting in touch, Amy. The enhancer should help keep your little one at a comfortable temperature throughout the winter. I'd recommend covering it with your cotton sheet for best results.

Kind regards,

02 Oct 2017
I am disabled and contemplating buying a new bedframe and a new mattress. Would I be able to use any of your wool mattresses on an adjustable base? Are your mattresses suitable for metal bedsteads? Thankyou.
Woolroom's Customer Care Team Hello there,

The Dorset 5000 mattress is suitable for use on an adjustable base, and all of our models are suitable for a metal bedstead, providing the slats are no more than 7cm apart. We find that if the gap is any more than this, the mattress will sag through and prevent you enjoying the comfort that our mattresses will give you.

I hope this helps, but don't hesitate to get back in touch should you have any more questions.

Kind regards,

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