Wool bedding has many unique features, making it an exceptional choice for your bedroom.
Temperature Regulating Effects
First of all wool fibres naturally regulate your body temperature keeping you at your optimum temperature throughout the night. The bedding will continue to work in this way despite changing seasons, warm in winter and cool in summer. As a result, wool is an ideal option for couples who can’t agree on the warmth of a traditional tog rated duvet because wool will regulate your temperature separately.
Wool has a natural resistance to dust mites, therefore it is asthma and allergy friendly.
Part of wool’s breathability comes from its power to draw moisture away from the skin and release it through evaporation. As a result, this offers a more refreshing nights sleep on those warmer nights and prevents dampness.
Types of Wool
Depending on how it’s spun organic Alpaca wool can be light or heavy in weight. It is a durable, soft, luxurious natural fibre. It is similar to sheep wool but is warmer, not as itchy and does not contain lanolin which makes it hypoallergenic.
Cashmere wool comes from goats in the Kashmir region of South East Asia. It is a labour intensive wool with each Kashmir goat only capable of producing 4-6 ounces of wool fibre per year. Made without high temperatures or harsh chemicals and works as a natural insulator. Cashmere can keep you up to 8 times warmer than sheep’s wool.
Sheep’s wool is a natural insulator. It is a renewable fibre source that is biodegradable and incredibly breathable. It is odour resistant and is naturally hypoallergenic. Above all, sheep’s wool has been a staple for centuries and is the most common wool used in manufacturing.
Ethical, Sustainable and Locally Sourced
We source our wool products from UK based manufactures that nurture traditional handcrafted methods of creating high-quality wool bedding. The fibres they use are natural, renewable materials from sustainable farms in Britain, hand sewn in their workshops and finished to a high standard. Alpaca Wool is one of the most ethical products available as Alpacas are not killed for their fur or meat. Sheep and alpaca wool is also naturally biodegradable and can be used in composting 1 , unlike many synthetic materials that take a long time to break down. Therefore this makes wool the perfect choice if you have concerns about the ethical treatment of animals, the sustainability of our planet and the importance of using locally sourced materials.
Wool duvets are generally a lighter choice, this is because wool is measured in GSM (grams per square meter), not by tog. Due to wool’s temperature regulating features it can be used throughout the year, therefore wool is an incredibly versatile material.
Take a look at some wool duvets we have on offer below;
- The Organic Alpaca Wool Duvet from Penrose is an all-season duvet that keeps you at a comfortable temperature all night, and is naturally hypoallergenic.
- The Luxury Alpaca Wool Duvet from Penrose which also keeps you at a comfortable temperature during the night and is hypoallergenic, but it’s also been designed with an added luxury and superior softness.
Shop the full range of Penrose wool bedding here.
We love wool so much that we celebrate it every October during our Wool Month event. This coincides with the global Campaign for Wool Week that is initiated by its patron HRH Price of Wales and has been running every year since 2010.