Pure Grow Wool
The Superior Qualities of Wool
Several factors contribute to the comfort wool provides and the measurable beneficial impact it has on the quantity and quality of sleep.
- The springy, resilient wool fiber batting structure contains an abundance of air. This fiber/air combination acts to cushion the body and prevent the formation of annoying and often painful pressure points.
- Wool has the ability to absorb large amounts of moisture vapor without feeling wet and clammy. The average person gives off a pint of water vapor as perspiration during an eight hour sleep period under a comforter. The ability of the fiber to handle this moisture is very important.
- The wool fibers "natural climate zone" effect is especially advantageous in a pillow. Large quantities of body moisture are produced in the head area. The moisture and the pressure of the head are concentrated in a relatively small area, with head weight and movement tending to force the moisture down into the pillow filling.
A study conducted by the Ergonomics Unit at the Polytechnic Institute of Whales confirmed that a wool filled comforter is more comfortable than the equivalent in weight and construction of synthetic comforters.
The physiological data showed that: The heat rate under the wool filled comforter was significantly lower 100% of the time. The humidity next to the skin under the wool comforter was significantly lower 71% of the time. The temperature rise of the skin above 91 degrees, which is considered to be the optimum level for sleep comfort, was significantly higher under synthetic filled comforters 80% of the time.
- Results from a study at the Hohenstein Research Institute in Germany showed similar results. The findings illustrate that it is not just the construction of the comforter that makes it the best fiber to sleep on or under, but that there is an inherent benefit offered by the wool fiber itself.
Due to its physical structure and its natural chemical make up, wool fill handles body moisture under warm and cool sleeping conditions in a manner superior to any competitive cotton, down or synthetic fiber. Down and cotton have the additional disadvantage of losing their loft as they become damp.
Pure Grow Wool
In Sonoma County, California, a regimen of stringent controls was adopted years ago to establish what is known as Pure Grow Wool. The result of this program is a distinctive line of woolen products, scrupulously cleaned and created without bleaches, formaldehyde, dyes, or animal cruelty by more than 50 ranchers. Be assured that all of the wool-filled products are made in the USA from Pure Grow Wool.
Pure Grow Wool begins by being sheared in a clean environment so there is no need for any chemical treatment. The wool is then twice-washed in hot water with a safe biodegradable detergent.
The production of Pure Grow Wool and the bedding derived from it has a lasting beneficial impact on our natural environment as well as your personal sleep environment. Wool fiber fills and batting provide the most comfortable and healthful micro-climate for the human body at rest.
Because wool fibers are uniquely spiral, they create tiny pockets of insulating air that absorb moisture like a sponge. In a comforter, wool's springy, resilient fibers trap an abundance of air to create a layer of insulation that evenly maintains body temperature. Wool's fiber-and-air combination in mattress batting cushions the body and shields it from irritating pressure points.
It's a surprising fact that beneath a comforter, the average person perspires as much as a pint of water during an eight-hour period of sleep. But wool absorbs and wicks away large amounts of moisture vapor before the feeling of wetness disturbs sleep. The effect of wool's "natural climate zone" is advantageous in a pillow, which receives especially large quantities of body moisture.
A study constructed by two leading European institutes confirms wool's superior comfort, demonstrating the lowering of heart rate, decreasing humidity and regulating body temperature. And under both warm and cool sleeping conditions, wool fill wicks away body moisture better than down, cotton, or synthetic fibers.
What Some Of Our Customers Have To Say About Our Wool Products:
"I had arthritis for years, and am often kept awake with the pain. Since I've been using your wool pad, I have had no arthritic pain while sleeping."
"I don't want to get up in the morning, and I always look forward to going to bed on my new layered wool mattress."
"I love the supportive yet soft comfort of the wool pillow. It's better than any pillow I've ever slept on."
"Your wool neck pillow has become my faithful companion wherever I go. It's the friendliest, most effective neck support I've ever had."