The benefits of natural fibers

The benefits of wool & wool batting

  • Environmentally Sustainable, Renewable, Biodegradable, and Durable– Wool is hard to challenge for its sustainability. It is a renewable material as once cut it grows back naturally. At the end of its life, wool is fully biodegradable in soil (and water), releasing important nutrients into it. Its durability and strength come from the fact that the fibres can be bent back on themselves 20,000 times before breaking (to put this into context cotton breaks after 3,200 bends and rayon fibres only last 75 times!)
  • Hypoallergenic– Dust Mites thrive in a warm and moist environment and are the major cause of allergy and asthma suffering. Down and synthetics in bedding are one of their favorite settings. Wool is naturally resistant to dust mites, and thus, wool bedding and wool sleeping bags are a wonderful alternative to feathers and synthetics.
  • Temperature Regulative– Being an all-weather shield, wool keeps cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
  • Water Repellent– Wool keeps outside moisture away from the skin and at the same time wicks away perspiration, thus keeping the body warm and dry.
  • Fire Resistant– Wool is naturally flame retardant so no additional chemicals need to be added to it when used in bedding.
  • Mildew Resistant– Wool fibers have a natural water-wicking property that prevents moisture from being retained in the fabric. Besides keeping the skin dry, this quality also naturally inhibits mildew. That’s the reason it also inhibits any bacteria and thus diminishes body odor.

 

The benefits of linen

  • Sustainable and biodegradablethe entire flax plant can be woven into a fibre with no waste during the process. Flax grows without the need for fertilizers or pesticides and thus it does not need a lot of water.
  • Durable – linen is twice as durable as cotton and can last the decades
  • Antimicrobial and antibacterial – this makes the fabric perfect for people with allergies.
  • Highly breathable – keeps you warm in the winter and keeps cool in the summer.
  • Easy to maintain – linen resists stains like no other fabric, so it is very easy to maintain the fabric clean.
  • A texture that offers light massaging effect – thus stimulating blood flow and promoting relaxation.

 

The benefits of silk

  • Natural deterrent to dust mites, mildew, and fungi – perfect for people with allergies and asthma.
  • All-natural and fully retaining the precious amino acids – the essence of silk’s benefits. The amino acids found in silk are extremely beneficial and healthy for the human skin, hair, and nervous system.
  • Breathable and thermo-regulative – allowing you to sleep deeper and wake up more rested.
  • Soft to the touch – but not slippery like sateen and synthetics.