Wool has been around for a really long time. In fact, evidence has shown that it was being used for clothing as early as 4000BC, which is pretty amazing. Thousands of years on, it is still one of the most popular materials on the planet and we are still finding more and more reasons to love it.
What’s so special about wool?
At Atlantic Blankets, we love wool so much that we have made it our mission to find the very finest bundles around. Working with our dedicated mill partners, we source the best quality wool to craft our artisan blankets, one super-soft fibre at a time. Breathable, durable and incredibly snuggly, its winning qualities have benefits for both the environment and our well-being, and we can’t get enough.
Just so you don’t think we’re biased, we’ve put together a list of some of the benefits of wool that will change your perception of this amazing natural material forever.
[Caution, lifetime obsession with woollen blankets may ensue]
The Benefits of Wool
Processed without the use of nasty chemicals, naturally dust-mite repellent and resistant to mould, bacteria and mildew, wool is a really health-friendly material. Much kinder to the skin and easier on the lungs, its hypoallergenic properties make for an unrivalled advantage over synthetic materials.
Not all superheroes wear capes – some are adorned in wool. Thanks to extensive research, scientists have discovered that wool really is a powerful ally. By rapidly absorbing and neutralising harmful pollutants, wool can significantly improve indoor air quality for a whopping 30 years.
An undeniable benefit of wool is its resilience: it’s really low maintenance, durable and wrinkle-resistant too. What’s not to love? With strong springy fibres that naturally propel dirt towards the surface, it’s the perfect companion for every home.
With sheep growing new fleeces every year, there are few more environmentally-friendly, naturally renewable materials in the world than wool. Grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals, wool is made of 100% pure goodness and is recyclable too! Great for the planet, great for the home.
Whoever heard of a self-regulating blanket that keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer? Well, actually, we have. Thanks to its breathable, coil-shaped fibres, wool releases excess heat and moisture to create a beautiful, regulated temperature that is oh-so perfect, year-round.
The Comfort Factor
As well as all the above, wool is one of the most snuggle-worthy materials ever, making our blankets extra special. With a reassuring weight that makes for the most hygge-inducing embrace, wool is as perfect for cuddling indoors as wrapping up outside. And, if you happen to fall asleep with your blanket, research has revealed that wool fibres actually lower heart rates, creating a deeper, more relaxed sleep. Zzzzzz.
See our Wool Blanket range here