Sleeping in healthy wool bedding doesn’t just give you better sleep by giving you a clean conscience. Wool is a completely natural fiber with high-tech features - made by nature. The protein fiber grows back each year because happy sheep produce it in the Swiss Alps. Wool is not known to cause allergies and doesn’t harm your health.
The textile industry keeps bringing new artificial materials on the market that are advertised with a variety of features such as breathability, stain-resistance, warming properties. Good old wool has had these characteristics for a long time.
Wool can absorb up to 33 percent of its dry weight in water without feeling moist. Very, very rapidly this water is then discharged again to the outside. Wool wicks away moisture faster than cotton. Anyone who has ever slept under a wool blanket knows this from personal experience. Dirt or odors do not tend to accumulate on the surface of wool fibers, because the natural material has a good self-cleaning ability. For example, the odor of the sweat that is wicked away by wool is usually neutralized. Still, of course, our wool duvets are washable. Comfort is added to convenience because the fiber is inherently very elastic, and so washable wool bedware can turn every bed into a soft, warm nest. If you compress the fibers, they quickly return to the original shape after you release them.
Wool fibers are approximately 16 to 40 microns in diameter and they are 4-14 cm long. Although the fibers can absorb water, they are not hollow. Because of the scaly surface, the fibers have good cohesion. Wool is not known to trigger any allergies. The production of wool is based on a fascinating interplay between environmentally friendly agriculture and the ecosystem. Our traditional wool duvets are from sheep farming that plays an important role in the ecosystem of the Swiss Alps.
The long-standing tradition of sheep farming has a firm place in ecology. In the Neolithic, humans have started keeping sheep in Europe. The furry animal was probably first domesticated in Anatolia and kept only because of its meat. Archaeologists estimate that humans have then begun around 5,000 years ago to process its wool. Sheep husbandry in many areas still has established ecological functions.
In Germany, the beautiful heath landscape would turn into steppe or forest without the sheep grazing. In Switzerland and in Austria sheep feed on grass, a renewable raw material, in summer in the Alps and then often spend the winter in the valley. Sheep keep the pastures short and also prevent the upcoming of trees in the foothills of the Alps and thus help to preserve the great biodiversity there. The use of wool for comforters is, therefore, more ecological than the use of synthetic materials that are not based on renewable raw materials. Naturally, it makes sense to produce beautiful white warming wool from the green grass in the Swiss Alps and fill this Swisswool® into a cotton inlet, so it provides a wonderful duvet for your healthy green sleep.