Why We Use Wool In Our Mattress
Sheep produce a new fleece every year, making wool a natural renewable fibre. When wool is disposed of in soil, it takes a very short time to break down, which makes it good for the environment.
The chemical structure of wool influences its texture, elasticity, staple and crimp formation. When it's tightly packed together, it forms millions of tiny air pockets, which allows it to absorb and release moisture.
Wool keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s breathable, fire-retardant, moisture-controlling, hypoallergenic and biodegradable. These benefits come at little expense to the environment and increases the livelihood of farmers.
Wool is the perfect partner for horsehair and cotton. The structure of wool allows for a large amount of air between strands. It also gives great insulation, flexibility, elasticity and resilience.
Wool creates a good bed climate and microclimate control system. It's also an excellent option for anyone who wakes up from overheating.
The average person releases up to a litre of sweat into their mattress each night. Wool absorbs almost one-third of its own weight in water without feeling wet. Tiny pores allow water to pass through the wool fibre, which wicks it away from the body at night. It's then released through the bed's venting system during the day.
Glencraft mattresses contains wool to provide comfort while bringing fire-retardant properties to our beds. Wool is actually one of the most flame-resistant fibres in existence. It has a lower rate of flame spread and forms a char which is insulating and self-extinguishing. It also releases less toxic gases and smoke than other bedding products.
One of our mattresses that has a layer of Wool inside is The Heritage.
For more info on wool check out http://www.campaignforwool.org