What makes wool such a beautiful natural material and how to keep it beautiful.
Wool is 100% biodegradable.
Wool is a particularly natural and renewable raw material. As long as there is grass to eat, sheep will continue to produce wool. If wool is thrown away, it naturally decays in months or years (this depends on the composition) in the soil, and – even better – also gives valuable nutrients back to the earth. For example, wool is sometimes also used as fertilizer, which promotes the growth of vegetables and herbs. In addition, it ensures improved water infiltration, soil ventilation and reduced erosion. Win, win. The opposite is true for synthetic fibres, which slowly decompose and cause unnecessary dirt for Mother Earth. By comparison, nylon takes about forty (!) years to completely break down.
Wool is insulating.
Wool is insulating, both in heat and cold, just like a thermos bottle.
Wool is antibacterial.
This is due to the naturally present lanolin (wool fat) - if wool gets damp, part of the lanolin is converted into lanolin soap, which ensures that the fabric cleans hygienically! Our unpainted wool felts have a higher lanolin content than the dyed felts.