Wool is a breathable fiber that provides instant warmth unlike synthetic materials. It regulates itself to the individual body temperature and really is warm in winter whilst cool in summer. It is also a great buffer against rain, wind and snow. The scientific reasons for these ‘miraculous’ properties are that, in cold temperatures, wool removes (wicks) moisture from the skin whilst at the same time its insulating qualities trap dry air and warmth. In warm temperatures, wool’s breathable qualities draws in air which removes excess heat and moisture from the body, helping the wearer stay cool. To add to that, wool is naturally water-resistant, repelling moisture vapor through its fibers and making it resistant to rot, mold and mildew.
Wool is a highly practical fiber. Easy to clean because dirt sits on the surface of the fiber, it needs very little washing or laundry. It dries quickly and is flame-retardant. Naturally anti—allergenic, wool doesn’t collect static which attracts dust and dirt and so those with allergies to house-mites or dust are turning to wool bedding.