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.
07 Nov 2017
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.
by Janet Allford
05 Nov 2017
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)
02 Oct 2017
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.
07 Jul 2017
Thanks for getting in touch. I would absolutely suggest that you think about investing in one of our wool bedding sets (duvet of your choice, mattress protector and pillow(s)). Being cocooned in wool will provide the best results and help your son sleep markedly better. Also, you'll get a 30 day sleep guarantee when you buy the complete set, meaning you can return for an exchange or refund if your son doesn't see an improvement in his sleep.
If this is too much of an investment at the moment, I'd suggest you try our mattress protector. This will elevate your son away from his mattress just enough to help keep him cool, but still allow his memory foam mattress to do what it's designed to do.
I hope this helps, but don't hesitate to get in touch should you have any further questions,
02 Jun 2017
I suffer chronic pain, have numerous illnesses and currently sleeping on 2 memory foam mattress toppers on a good, medium firm sprung mattress. Hubby also has back problems.
Im considering a new mattress...how comfortable are your wool ones or a mattress topper ? Would it be as comfy as memory foam? I dislike the heat off memory foam but need the comfort it gives to lie down.
Firstly, I'd suggest that you consider moving on from memory foam ASAP, while the marketing of the product is very good, it's fundamentally flawed and will be disrupting your sleep more than you think (the human body is designed to toss and turn regularly throughout the night and memory foam goes against this). Our wool mattresses are exceptionally comfortable, and utilise a unique spring technology that react with the contours of your body but without needing your body heat to make it work.
I hope this helps, but don't hesitate to give us a call if you have any further questions.
by Sandy Ward
20 Mar 2017
Alpaca wool is a slightly finer fiber and does regulate your temperature better. With this being finer you get a softer feel to the bedding.
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by Adrian Green
08 Dec 2016
A topper will certainly help cool you down when in bed, but if you're happy with the comfort your mattress offers than a protector could be a more cost effective option for you (it's a thinner layer of wool than the very sumptuous mattress topper).
Feel free to call us on 01780 461217 if you'd like to discuss,
06 Dec 2016
Our products use platinum certified British Wool that is lovely and soft, but is also entirely encased in a high thread count cotton outer meaning your skin won't be in contact with the wool directly.
It may be that the itch that you're experiencing with your wool jumpers is as a result of the quality of wool, that is simply prickly against your skin.
I just want to stress that I cannot guarantee you won't have an adverse reaction to it, but it's very, very unlikely.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.
02 Nov 2016
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20 Sep 2016
I am keen to avoid all chemicals at all stages.
We can confirm that all the wool we source is chemical free and the sheep are not subjected to sheep dipping. We source as much as we can from local farms and the remainder comes through the British Wool Marketing Board to ensure the highest standards.
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by Suzie B
11 Jun 2016
I have just purchased two of your classic pillows and wondered if there was a lifespan to the wool?
Thanks for getting in touch. Wool as a fibre could last >20 years and is anti-bacterial, meaning it essentially cleans itself.
Providing you invest time into teasing the fibres apart (you can do this by pulling the pillow and fibres from each side) and air the pillow regularly (I'd suggest hanging it on a washing line to breathe for a few hours every season) the pillow will remain comfortable and fresh for ages.
I hope this helps, but please don't hesitate to give us a call on 01780 461 217 if you have any further questions.
20 Apr 2016
I just would like to know if you use any chemical fire retardant on your mattress or bedding. thanks!
We do not use FR chemicals on any of our mattresses, or bedding with the exception of our Deluxe wool mattress topper, which requires FR treatment to pass British standards - we are working on developing this product to not use FR treatment as I type. This video, featuring our wool duvet, proves just how effective wool is without treatment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcDpbMyFulk
I hope this helps, but do give us a shout on 01780 461217 if you'd like to discuss further.
15 Apr 2016
I hope this help,
by Simon Cox
05 Apr 2016
Thanks for getting in touch. While we cannot guarantee that our mattresses aren't susceptible to moths, we've never had an issue yet. Moths tend to like dark, humid environments such as a wardrobe, and not something that is 'disturbed' frequently.
I hope this helps, but don't hesitate to get back in touch if not.
by donna palmer
23 Feb 2016
I HAVE JUST BOUGHT A HYPNOS PILLOW TOP MATTRESS. IS THIS COMPATABLE WITH A MATTRESS PROTECTOR? I'M SLIGHTLY CONCERNED IT WOULD SQUASH THE TOP BIT.
Don't hesitate to give us a call if you have any further questions.
by Darren ersser
30 Jan 2016
Thanks for getting in touch. We source all of our wool from the British Wool Marketing Board and it is Platinum certified. Our Alpaca is sourced responsibly and comes from British farms only.
I hope this helps.
by Gita Somaiya
25 Nov 2015
I am cautious as I am allergic to certain chemicals.
How is wool cleaned, and treated?
I have your duvets. But to sleep on wool pillows ! My eyes become red and itchy with some pillows. I have not used wool pillows before.
Thank you for getting in touch. Wool is fantastic at combating bedroom allergens, particularly dust mites because of its incredible ability to desorb moisture. Dust mites, a leading trigger for bedroom allergens thrive in moist environments - wool promotes an environment so dry that they simply cannot inhabit it. Our wool bedding is the only natural complete solution that can boast the Allergy UK Seal of Approval :)
All of our wool bedding products are double scoured (washed) using a neutral (ph7) detergent to give lovely clean wool. This is the standard process.
Our machine washable range (Deluxe) must go through a further process to treat the wool so it doesn't felt or shrink during the washing process. This uses a small amount of chlorine (less than the amount you'll find in drinking water) and is then double washed after this process to remove any residual chlorine that is then environmentally recycled.
If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to get in touch by calling us on 01780 461 220 or emailing us: email@example.com.
All the best,
The Wool Room