Wool facts

The International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) has prepared fact sheets on wool's biodegradability and flame resistance which describe more fully why wool behaves the way it does.

We welcome you to download them to better understand how wool is not only one of the most ecological and sustainable fibres in the world, but also one of the safest.


WHY WOOL?

Flame resistant

  • Less combustible than cotton and synthetic materials

  • Naturally fire retardant

  • Will not melt and cling to skin

  • The fibre of choice of casions and airlines

Durable

  • Returns to its original shape better than cotton and synthetic materials

  • Resistant to tearing

  • Resilient

Absorbent

  • Absorbs 30% of its weight compared to cotton (15%)

  • Good Leak control for disposable nappies

Natural

  • Very breathable

  • Less processing needed to make it useable

  • Scientists tried to reproduce its properties synthetically - but failed

Insluation

  • Higher thermal and acoustic rating over other products

  • Reduces peak humidity levels and condensation

Comfort

  • Regulates body temperature

  • Warmr in winter, cooler in summer

  • Possesses natural moisture-wicking properties

Cleaner

  • Naturally soil and stain resistant

  • Requires less cleaning than synthetic fabrics

  • Attracts less dirt and dust due to anti-static properties

Fashion

  • Widely used in the fashion industy around the worl

  • Unequalled in versatility - from traditional to avant garde

  • Has superior dye fastness compared to synthetic fabrics

“Green”

  • Renewable

  • Biodegradable

  • Recyclable

Hypoallergenic

  • Resistant to bacteria, mould and mildew

  • Reduces dust mite activity (they dont like wool)

Value

  • Products ca last for 15 to 20 years ( or more)

  • Out performs and out wears all other bedding fabrics

Health

  • Promotes healing

  • Releases stress

  • Provides cushioning and reduces pressure

  • Reduces pain and swelling

  • Promotes relaxation and restorative sleep

Animal friendly

  • No sheep are killed in the harvesting of wool


Links

Lempriere Wool

www.lemprierewool.com

International Wool Textile Organisation

www.iwto.org

The Campaign for Wool

www.campaignforwool.org
www.campaignforwool.co.nz

Keraplast Technologies

www.keraplast.com
 

J S Brooksbank

www.jsbrooksbank.co.nz


Compliant Pesticide Treatments

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