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. Head to our website to view our exciting wool collection.
See Australian Wool Growers Association for more information on wool properties.