Wool is a superior “high-performance” fabric for many reasons and no man-made fibre has yet to duplicate all of the properties of natural wool; it’s even good for your skin. Here are 8 of our favorite wool facts to leave you saying “WOW!”
Wool is naturally fire resistant and commonly used in clothing for fire-fighters.
Wool naturally repels water and moisture due to its waxy coating. This is great because that means it is resistant to mold and mildew.
Wool has a natural UV protection built into it unlike many man-made materials.
Not only is wool a natural and reusable fibre, it is also biodegradable.
No Dust Mites
Dust mites can’t survive in the natural lanolin of wool. Placing a wool mattress pad on your bed will eliminate dust mites.
Everyone knows wool can keep you warm, but wool can also be used to help keep you cool. That’s because wool has superior insulation properties.
Wool is coarse and neutrally charged which makes it naturally antimicrobial since bacteria are attracted to smooth, positively charged surfaces.
Because of it’s waxy coating, wool is also naturally stain resistant.
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