There are lots of wonderful reasons for selecting blankets and throws made from 100% wool and one of the most important is that they can help reduce plastic and micro-fibre pollution.
So, if your New Year’s resolution is to be greener in 2020, here’s some information on one product you should be investing in and why.
Because it’s natural, wool biodegrades in soil, putting nutrients back into the ground, and, also, in water. Therefore, it does not impact on the planet in the same way that synthetics do. They breakdown slowly and when washed, release micro-fibres into our drainage and sewerage systems that eventually build-up in our water courses and end up in the sea.
Wool’s natural properties make it durable and as such woollen items require less washing and replacing. Therefore, fewer items need to be produced and less water is wasted.
As a natural product is it perfect for keeping us cool or hot, as it reacts to changes in our body temperature, so when its cold acts as an insulator. Rather than letting cold or hot air in, wool works to regulate our natural body temperature.
If you love synthetics because of their practicality, then wool can match them on this too. Even when wet, wool will keep you warm. Due to its high absorbency it can hold moisture longer than other fabrics, so it’ll be awhile before you feel damp and chilly.
In fact, wool also repels moisture, preventing cold, wet surfaces from resting against your body.
And while woollies might take longer to dry, they will keep you warmer for longer.
If you’d like to make a difference to the health of our planet and the ultimate survival of all living things, including the human race, choose a wool blanket this winter. See our full range here.
We’re off to spend some snuggling under our favourite wool blanket with a mug of steaming hot tea warming our hands.