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Natural Virgin Wool

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:35:04 PM America/Los_Angeles

Natural Virgin Wool

Natural Virgin Wool

It naturally regulates body temperature, is hypoallergenic and flame resistant. The structures of the wool fibers and the natural lanolin allow moisture to pass through without itself absorbing it. The lack of moisture on the fiber prevents the growth of mold and mildew. Further, dust mites are repelled as they need this moisture to survive. Each fiber can be bent back on itself more than 20,000 times without breaking, compared to about 3,000 times for cotton and 2,000 times for silk. This trait makes wool more resistant to tearing adding years of life to your mattress. The crimp in the wool adds spring and bounce to this natural virgin wool mattress. The capacity to absorb makes wool a “temperature regulator” making it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

The Benefits of a Wool Mattress

  • Wool regulates body temperature - natural moisture-wicking properties
  • Wool is hypoallergenic – it is resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew
  • Wool is Resistance to Flame - Because of its unique chemical structure, wool is difficult to ignite
  • Wool is resistant to dust mites

Crimp American Crimped Wool fiber has a natural crimp due to its unique chemical and physical structure. This adds loft and natural comfort to our mattresses. Because it is naturally elastic and resilient, wool gives all our mattresses many unique properties: durability, loft, warmth and resistance to abrasion. Durability & Resilience Each wool fiber is a molecular coil spring making the fiber remarkably elastic. These wool fibers adds many years of comfort and life to our mattresses. Nature has folded the chemical polypeptide chains back upon themselves in such a way that they act like a coiled spring which elongates when it is extended and retracts when it is released. This molecular crimp, along with the 3-dimensional fiber, allows wool fibers to be stretched up to 50% when wet and 30% when dry, and still bounce back to their original shape when stress is released. A wool fiber can be bent back on itself more than 20,000 times without breaking, compared to about 3,000 times for cotton and 2,000 times for silk Natural Absorbency Wool is a hygroscopic fiber; it takes up moisture in vapor form. We lose 30% of our water during sleep, therefore our mattresses with wool help to wick away our natural moisture and adds years of life to your mattresses. Wool can easily absorb up to 30 percent of its weight in moisture without feeling damp or clammy. Wool always absorbs moisture from the atmosphere of greater humidity and releases it to the drier environment as it creates a balance in moisture conditions. This characteristic makes a wool futon warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Resistance to Flame Because wool contains moisture in every fiber, it resists flame without chemical treatment. Instead of burning freely when touched by flame, wool chars and stops burning when it is removed from the source of the flame. Wool is self-extinguishing; it will not support combustion. Thus you do not need flame retardants in wool mattresses. Natural Virgin Wool

  • Natural Moisture & Temperature Relief.
  • 14-32 lbs of Natural Loft & Spring. (depending on the size mattress)
  • Wool is hypoallergenic – it is resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew which can trigger allergic reactions in some people.
  • Eco-friendly – wool comes from the replenishing fleece of sheep, making it a natural, renewable resource.
  • Sustainable – sheep grow a new fleece of wool each year. What is more, sheep live on vegetation, which is also self replenishing.
  • Renewable and Humanely Collected.

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