- WOOL IS NATURAL, RENEWABLE & BIODEGRADABLE:[i] Wool is a natural fiber that is grown rather than manufactured with synthetic materials. Sheep grow a new fleece yearly. Wool fibers have a high nitrogen content and can also act as a fertilizer once it fully decomposes into the earth in a few years if left to itself as waste.
- WOOL IS GREAT IN HOT & COLD CLIMATES: Wool fibers are hygroscopic which means they are capable of absorbing air moisture, or moisture in the form of vapor.[ii] Wool fiber has an outer epicuticle layer with small pores that permit moisture to pass through the fiber and disperse into the drier climactic atmosphere.[iii] This makes wool perfect for the summer for its ventilation capability, and perfect for the winter for its insulation capability.
- WOOL IS STATIC-RESISTANT: Because wool is atmospheric, being able to absorb and disperse moisture, it cannot hold an electrical charge.[iv] This makes wool resistant to dirt particles such as dust and lint, dirt particles that would normally be attracted through static.
- WOOL IS IMPENETRABLE TO DIRT: The crimp and scales of wool fiber make wool to be an impenetrable barrier from dirt entering into the fiber.[v]
[i] Jeanette M. Cardamone, Alberto Nuñez, Rafael A. Garcia, and Mila Aldema-Ramos, “Characterizing Wool Keratin,” Research Letters in Materials Science, 2009, 11 May 2009: 1.
[ii] Korjenic, Azra, et al. “Sheep Wool As A Construction Material For Energy Efficiency Improvement.” Energies, 8 19 June 2015: 5768
[iii] Azra 5768
[iv] Azra 5768
[v] Azra 5768