How can you achieve the perfect sleep? Comfortable, cozy bedding? Herbal tea? A cool, dark bedroom environment? Whatever it is, we all want to drift off peacefully in a bed that works for us. And while we’d like to believe that what we’re sleeping in is always high quality, sustainable and natural, the reality is quite different.
The truth is, a lot of us are still spending eight hours a night wrapped up in synthetic, sub-standard bedding. On the surface, it’s less expensive to buy and it’s readily available in every store. But in the long run, you’ll end up having to regularly replace it - which can be costly. It’s also not a great friend to the environment. So if you’re looking to invest in more eco-friendly products, bedding is a great place to start.
What is traceability?Simply put, traceability refers to how far we can go to trace something. With traceable wool and traceable bedding, we’re able to verify the history, location and validity of the manufacturing process. This means that when you’re snuggling up in your squishy wool comforter, you can rely on where it’s come from, and how it’s been made.
Why are traceable products important?Having bedding made from traceable wool sounds pretty fancy – but why is it so important?
The supply chain for a product can be extremely long and complicated, which is why traceable products are so valued. At Woolroom, we’re passionate about offering traceable wool, and being the only solution in the US that provides traceable, eco-friendly bedding. In a lot of cases, it’s almost impossible to find out where synthetic bedding has come from, so you miss out on all the benefits. So why should you care about using traceable products?
The benefits of traceable woolFor most of us, our health and wellbeing is at the top of our priority list – and rightly so. That’s why we have to be conscious about what type of bedding we’re cuddling up with every night, and how this can have an impact on our health. So, what are the benefits of traceable wool?
1. You know where your bedding has come from
Knowing exactly where your bedding comes from is a pretty big deal. Not only can you rest assured that the materials in your bedding have been naturally sourced, but there’s also the added bonus of ensuring that you’ve got your money’s worth when it comes to the quality of the material used in your bedding as well as the way it’s been manufactured.
2. High quality is guaranteed
When it comes to a happy, healthy night’s sleep, sustainable bedding is just the start of it. As wool is naturally hypoallergenic, you’ll also be able to get some decent shut eye without worrying about any pesky allergy flare ups in the night. And with its temperature controlling properties, you can stay warm in the colder months without relying on extra heating, and cool in the hotter months without listening to the buzz of the air conditioning all night. When it comes to quality, wool works miracles. It’s durable, fire retardant, naturally absorbent and even wrinkle resistant – so say goodbye to creases!
3. Low carbon footprint
The problem with traditional bedding – like mattresses made with foam – is that they are man-made sources. This means that they’re generally full of chemicals, and as plastic and fossil fuels are two of the biggest challenges facing our eco-friendly efforts right now, we want to reduce them instead of using products that contain them. This style of bedding is also often not biodegradable, and they’re often either dumped, burned or thrown into landfill. Investing in sustainable bedding that lasts far longer can help to combat these problems. That way, you can fall into a slumber knowing that you’re doing your bit for the carbon footprint.
4. Ethically sourced material
With sustainable bedding made from authentic British wool, you already know the country of origin, the material source and how natural it is. The other side of this of course, is how ethical it is. We all know that wool comes from sheep, but what we really care about is the welfare of the sheep – and the difference this makes to the quality of our bedding.
At Woolroom, we only purchase produce from partners who stick by the ‘5 Freedoms’ rule of the Animal Welfare Act. This means that while we shear our sheep annually, they always have access to everything they’ll ever need to be happy – and they’re just as special to us as they are to you. Our generous sheep also guarantee that by using their wool, we’re producing eco-friendly bedding and organic bedsheets that are biodegradable, kinder to the planet and renewable – so we’re not contributing to any pollution. We invest in our sheep, so you can invest in your sleep.
5. You’re getting more for your money
Sustainable bedding does exactly what it says on the tin. But it’s not just sustainable for the planet. It’s also sustainable for you – the sleeper. Why? Because the natural properties in the materials ensure that it has a lot of life to give. So, as long as it’s looked after properly, you won’t need to replace it as often as synthetic alternatives.