Pure new wool,
nature’s magic fiber.
That’s what one would call wool fibers if they had been discovered in this century. Wool’s positive characteristics have been known for centuries and people have always taken advantage of its benefits. The diversity of sheep’s wool is truly a wonder of nature.
That sheep’s wool does more than ‘just’ keep us warm, is illustrated by the following facts:
- Sheep’s wool is breathable, can absorb up to 1/3rd of its weight in moisture (without feeling damp to the touch), and release that same moisture back into its environment in case of dryness.
- Its natural layer of fat makes sheep’s wool water repellant and therefore keeps it cleaner longer.
- The wool fat (lanolin) is a natural protectant for skin and hair.
- Wool reacts positively with air. Since the dust particles around us are electrically charged (mostly positive), and we are mostly negatively charged, we attract dust and it attaches itself to our skin. The results are allergies, unexplainable fatigue, listlessness and headaches. Natural materials create negative ions which have a repelling effect.
- Wool‘s therapeutic effect on rheumatoid conditions, headaches, throat pain, toothaches, ear aches, back and neck pain, as well as joint ailments, is well known and wool is its very own little medicine chest.
- Wool is fire retardant.
- Wool is a sustainable resource.
Compared to synthetic fibers - which are made from petroleum – wool is made by the earth, water, and the sun.
Scientists are convinced that, even in the future, no synthetic fiber will ever come close to all the positive characteristics of naturally grown wool.