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Why Wool Is So Misunderstood

Mar 25, 2014

Wool is one of the most amazing materials offered to us by nature, and yet this versatile and comfortable material gets a bad rap because of mankind. That's right, WE mess up wool! Why do I say that? 

Because despite what the vast majority of people think, a true wool allergy is pretty rare. What I mean is that most people who think they are allergic to wool are either allergic to the wool alcohols, an element in lanolin, the waxy coat that is washed from wool, or they are reactive to the many harsh chemicals used to process wool and prepare it for market.

Wool is amazing because of the many uses and attributes it has, and one of those attributes is its ability to provide warmth in winter and keeps us cool in summer. Did you know that Bedouin wear wool shirts to keep them dry in the desert? Wool does for your body the same thing it does for the sheep. 

At Nest Bedding, we use wool in all of our natural and organic mattresses. Nest Bedding is the leading organic mattress store in Berkeley, San Francisco and Mountain View Ca. and home to affordable bedding made with wool as well. Wool has a higher tensile strength than steel and is yet soft to the touch. Another amazing attribute is that each strand contains moisture inside the fibers, making it an effective fire barrier material and it passes Federal fire standards.

Consider wool for your next organic mattress, toppers, comforters and pillows. Wool, such as the type we use at Nest Bedding, is pure, eco-friendly and chemical-free. We use Oregon Tilth Certified wool, grown in the USA. 

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