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