Why Wool?

Why Wool?

October marks wool month so we’re looking at reasons why wool is such a fine material for rug-making

Wool is always our first choice for rug-making because of its high-quality finish and durability.

Wool also has many incredible properties, here’s nine examples of why wool is such a fantastic fibre to introduce into your home.

  • It’s totally natural, we trust that sheep wouldn’t wear a synthetic coat.

  • It’s low maintenance because it naturally cleans itself and doesn’t need harsh chemicals to make it feel fresh.

  • It’ll help insulate your space and is even adaptable to environments, keeping a room warmer in winter and cooler in summer, clever eh.
  • Wool helps to combat dust by reducing dust particles which helps you to breath better.

  • It’s biodegradable and if buried, takes a short amount of time to decompose compared to synthetic rugs which takes hundreds of years to break down.

  • Wool is breathable because of its micro pockets which give air flow throughout the fiber because of its crimped formThis lets it absorb and release moisture which combats bacteria, eliminating odor and mold.

  • Wool is fire retardant and won’t melt or burn (until it reaches 600 degrees). It’s down to the fact that wool holds moisture which prevents a flame spreading through the material.

  • Wool reduces noise and helps with acoustics because it absorbs sound which goes a long way in both residential and commercial spaces.

  • It’s super hard-wearing and will last as long as it's looked after. We have vintage rugs which have lasted the test of time, they’ve been shaved down and re-dyed to revive the original design and the quality of the wool is just as good as when it was first constructed.

Campaign for Wool

Read more on the amazing qualities of wool via the Campaign for Wool website along with their very handy wool care guide.

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