FUN Facts about Wool
DID YOU KNOW...
•Wool is not only REUSABLE but also BIODEGRADABLE.
•Bedouins (desert dwellers) have worn sheep wool and sheep wool fabric blend for centuries. Hmm... I guess they have known about the secrets of wool for a very long time.
•Sheep Wool has an incredible natural UV PROTECTION built right in. The same cannot be said for manmade fabrics.
•Wool is composed of same protein that makes up the outer protective layer of your skin. Wool works in total HARMONY with your body's own protection mechanisms.
•Wool is also naturally NON-ALLERGENIC. Allergic reactions to wool are either due to lanolin, or the many harsh and toxic chemicals that go into the treatment, and finishing of conventional wool garments and bedding.
•Wool is naturally mildew and mold resistant because it is a natural moisture repellent.
•Sheep wool has other uses, such as in the building of houses.
Wool has natural:
• fire resistance
• sound proofing
• climate control, and
• energy efficiency*
*Sheep Wool Fabric if used to replace insulation will pay back its energy costs more than 5 times sooner (only 15kw of energy are used to produce 1m³).
•Lanolin comes from wool. Most lanolin used by humans comes from domestic sheep. Chemically akin to wax, it can be used as a skin ointment or waterproofing wax, and is sometimes used in products such as lip balm and shoe polish. Also called: wool wax, wool fat, anhydrous wool fat, ‘Adeps Lanae’, or wool grease.
Our Sheepskin and Sheep’s Wool Products are lanolin-free.