So What’s So Good About Wool and a Wool Duvet?
The following science bit is freely available on the web and there’s the odd Baavet bit of info here as well!
For thousands of years mankind has understood the qualities and benefits of wool. We just seem to have forgotten about it in the last few decades, perhaps it’s time to take another look. After all wool is a completely natural fibre.
WOOL is the worlds most breathable fibre and can absorb 30% of its own weight in moisture before it transfers that moisture and heat.
How is wool different to down, feathers or polyester?
Feather, down, and polyester are all insulators, this is fine when you first get into bed but during the night our body temperature should drop in order to achieve deep sleep. These insulators increase our body temperature until it's too hot to sleep and then the great duvet war starts, duvet on, duvet off, turn over, duvet on, etc, etc. You know the story! This broken sleep pattern is very detrimental to health, preventing essential deep sleep which is necessary for cell regeneration and to help the body fight illness.
Wool is a heat regulator.
Wool is actually a regulator, not an insulator. It regulates your body temperature the same way as it does on the sheep. As the body temperature rises the wool has the amazing ability to transfer heat and moisture along every fibre and release it into the cooler, drier environment, and when its cold it keeps the heat in. All wool products can do this but the more you process the wool, i.e. spin and weave it, then the less the wool can regulate heat. So we keep the wool in the same state as it is on the sheep. But the truly amazing thing about wool is that it will actually regulate the temperatures of two different people in the same bed.
A Wool duvet is…naturally hypoallergenic. It’s resistant to mould growth, and it inhibits dust mites. A synthetic, feather, or down duvet will retain your moisture which in turn will encourage dust mites and mould growth. These duvets can be home to more than 20,000 dust mites and their droppings, so a Baavet is ideal if you suffer from asthma or allergies.
A Woollen duvet is…naturally breathable. It transports moisture away from your skin, allowing you to sleep more comfortably.
Wool is naturally fire resistant you don't have to add chemical retardants.
Wool is 100% sustainable. Every year a sheep naturally grows a fleece to keep it warm in the winter. There are over 4 million sheep in Wales alone. (So think of wool as a by-product of the sheep hairdressing industry, or should that be baarbers….?)
Wool is 100% biodegradable. Technically you could put a Baavet into your compost and it would break down quite naturally into organic matter. Not that you will ever want to do that.
A Baavet is…a 100% natural woollen duvet. We don’t add any chemicals to our wool or change its consistency in any way. Did you know that to make wool fully machine washable and able to withstand a tumble dryer, every fibre has to be stripped with chlorine which diminishes its natural properties? You will be glad to know we don’t do this to our wool.
Baavets just come straight from EWE to YOU (with a bit of washing and carding and quilting in- between)
A Baavet…has a small carbon footprint, it hasn't had to travel half way round the world to be manufactured, then round the other half to get back to you. It’s a British product, made in Britain.