Natural Benefits

Wool is an incredibly versatile fibre that offers many natural benefits which make it a great choice for a wide range of applications. Wool truly excels in comparison to man made fibres and is easily the most commonly used natural animal fibre in fabrics with key benefits including:
  • Sustainability
  • Fire safety
  • Breathability
  • Durability
  • UV protection
  • Flexibility and elasticity
  • Brilliant colour

Sustainability

Wool is an ecologically friendly and completely natural renewable resource, which is both biodegradable and sustainable. As a bonus, at the end of its useful life wool can be upcycled or returned to the soil where it will quickly decompose and release valuable nutrients into the ground. Synthetics are very slow to degrade in comparison.

Fire Safety

Wool is naturally flame resistant due to it’s chemical structure, is self extinguishing and does not melt or stick. This makes it an ideal choice for a range of industrial and safety clothing applications – firefighters and soldiers commonly wear wool uniforms.

Breathability

Wool has the ability to absorb a third of it’s weight in moisture without feeling clammy which makes it ideal for sports apparel due to its great efficiently at absorbing sweat. Wool’s natural breathability makes it a great choice for use year round, functioning as a temperature regulator protecting the body in both cold and warm conditions.

Durability

Wool fibres can be bent back on themselves over 20,000 times without breaking or tearing which is a useful characteristic in all clothing, interior and industrial applications. Wool clothing will long outlast synthetic alternatives.

UV Protection

Fabrics made from wool offer a naturally high level of UV protection – higher than most synthetics and cotton. Wool is one of the best natural UV protective fibres available and this is all possible without the need for chemical treatment.

Flexibility & Elasticity 

Due to its crimped structure, wool is naturally elastic which delivers stretch and comfort. This characteristic also means fibres bounce back to maintain garment shape.

Brilliant Colour

Wool has the ability to absorb a wide range of dye types deeply and uniformly holding deep and brilliant colours. Wool products are available in a wide variety of colours and offer fashion designers infinite choice. No bleaches are used when processing Wool Integrity wool which creates a stable fibre that is able to take on colour well.
 

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