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Warming your winter with wool

Monday, July 14th 2014 by

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Whilst we are in the midst of winter, now is the perfect time to consider insulating fabric options. Wool is one of the world’s most versatile, practical and best-loved natural fibres. Not only is wool great for your home in winter, but due to its balanced thermal insulation properties, it is warm in winter and cool in summer!

In addition to its superior warmth and comfort, there are many other unique properties of wool. Wool is one of the safest fibres to have in the home. The composition of wool means it has a naturally high resistance to flame and heat. It breathes well, prevents dampness and adverse temperatures.

Wool’s natural anti-bacterial properties also minimise allergens, as it naturally resists bacteria, mould and mildew that can trigger allergic reactions.

Wool is naturally anti-static, repelling lint, dirt, and dust from its surface, keeping it much cleaner for longer. When it does need cleaning, wool fabrics clean easily because the outside surface of the wool fibre consists of a series of overlapping scales (similar to the feathers on a bird), which means that dirt sits on the surface of the fibre, making it easy to remove with a simple vacuuming.

Wool has excellent durability and will perform exceedingly well under constant wear.

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Due to all these fantastic characteristics of wool, it is no wonder wool is an important component of our fabric library. As such we continue to extend the offer, with the latest addition being our Richmond Collection.

The collection features, Richmond, a contemporary geometric triangle which coordinates back with Brixton, a modern interpretation of a windowpane check; Vauxhall Stripe and Fulham, a smart textured all-over. The contemporary geometric patterns offer a bright modern addition to our already successful Augustus plain.

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Available in attention grabbing colours of Citrus, Reef, Flame and Fuchsia and strong neutrals of Earth, Porcelain and Armour, prove this versatile palette has something for everyone.

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Specifically developed with the commercial market in mind, attention to detail was taken by utilising the natural abrasion rating of wool and adding polyamide and acrylic for stability to achieve the Heavy Commercial rating.

Richmond is suitable for upholstery and drapery applications in both commercial and residential interiors.

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See Australian Wool Growers Association for more information on wool properties.

Comments: 2

  1. I’m sourcing fabric for all woolen pouffes Using the stuffing of stained wool bits. Costing is taking a while and does need to be price conscious although this is a med-high market piece .How does the wool compare to Beachcomber or Cavalier We are producers of wool mainly lamb wool and there is such a wastage of this woolen product that’s usually discarded Interested in the above or similar woolen fabrics . GE

    1. Thanks for your comment Gael.
      It really depends on what you want to compare. In terms of price, the wool’s are certainly more expensive. In terms of the make up of the fabric, it’s quite difficult to compare them. They are all hard wearing and rate at Heavy Commercial standards, however Beachcomber and Cavalier are 100% man-made fibres, which have different characteristics and selling features, therefore tend to attract a different customer type than wool.
      In terms of what is popular, we can certainly say the interest in wool continues to grow, particularly, with ‘high end’ customers who appreciate its inherent characteristics.
      If you would like someone to talk through our wool story and how we can help with your project please send an email to info@warwick.com.au and let us know what state you are in, and we can have a local representative get in contact with you.

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