100% Pure Merino Wool
100% Pure New Australian Merino Wool is a wonderful natural fibre which can be cool in summer and warm in winter and super easy to look after.
Superwash 18 & 20 Micron
Can be machine washed in wool cycle with approved wool detergents – see our care instructions.
Knitted into a range of different fabric weights to suit many styles of garments and products, from light weight pullovers to a full knit jumper, vest or cardigan and fancy, novelty knits, baby and infant wear, sleeping bags and blankets.
- Vapour and moisture control.
- Core body temperature regulation – makes for a super comfortable garment that can be used in active wear, undergarments or layering for ultra comfort and warmth.
- Naturally a better product of choice to wear or use.
Babies Sleep Better in Wool
It’s a well researched fact that has proven, when compared to all other fabrics, wool gives babies a better night’s sleep. This means more sleep for parents and carers. Some of the proven benefits to new-borns and particularly premature and small babies, is that they grow faster from more relaxed sleeping patterns.
How Wool Improves Sleep Quality
Studies show that sleep quality improves when sleeping on or under wool. This appears to be related to wool’s unique temperature and moisture management properties.
Two studies which test the effects of different fabrics on sleeping have been conducted. One in 1983 at the University of Cambridge on very low birth weight babies and the effects of their health, growth and sleep of nursing them on lamb’s wool, compared to cotton fibres. The second in 2014-2016 at the University of Sydney testing how wool affects the sleep of adults.
Results from some of the studies
- The use of a fleecy wool underlay enabled sleepers to be more “settled” and improved their own assessment of sleep quality. 
- Sleepers preferred wool blankets [when compared with cotton/acrylic blends] for their temperature regulation properties. 
- Wool sheepskin underlay was shown to be better at diffusing pressure points when compared with cotton sheets. 
- The use of wool-on sheepskin as underlay more than halved the incidence of lower back pressure ulcers. 
- The rate of weight gain in underweight newborns was 61% higher when sleeping on a wool underlay compared to a cotton sheet. 
- Jaundiced newborns sleeping on wool were more settled when sleeping compared to those on cotton – around 30% of babies on wool cried compared with 67% on cotton. 
- The incidence of allergies to wool are described in the scientific literature as “uncommon” or “rare”. 
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Highlights of the benefits of sleeping on wool
more “settled” when sleeping
better temperature regulation
diffuses pressure points
weight gain in underweight newborns was 61% higher
Research conducted by The Woolmark Company suggests…
- Wool sleeping apparel and bedding increase total sleep time and improve sleep efficiency.
- Jaundiced newborns are more settled in sleep with only 30% crying when sleeping on wool as opposed to 67% crying when sleeping on cotton.
- Sleepers were more settled sleeping on wool, with increased sleep quality.
- Underweight new born babies sleeping on wool have a 61% chance of reaching the desired/healthy weight.
- Allergy related incidents are ‘uncommon’ or ‘rare’ when sleeping on wool.
- Incidences of lower back problems was halved.