Wool, sheepskin, sheep coat; what ever you like to call it; is one of the oldest and most functional textile fabrics. Here are a few facts about wool that you may not know:
1) Wool can breath! This means that it acts as a very good temperature regulator; keeping us warm but not too warm.
2) Wool is fire resistant and therefore is safe to use on furniture and other soft furnishings. Suede and wool are difficult to ignite, don’t spread flames easily and have self-extinguishing properties. Wonderful!
3) Wool has the ability to absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture. Amazing! What’s more; when dry wool fibres absorb moisture, they release heat, keeping you warm even when damp.
4) Sheepskin is a super durable material. It can withstand being bent 20,000 times without breaking. Pretty nifty.
5) Wool has a cushioning effect. The high density of soft, springy wool fibres create a cushion. This is great protection for the human body as it doesn’t manipulate pressure points.