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Benefits of Wool

Fibre facts & benefits

When it comes to next-to-skin softness, strength, versatility and benefits, wool delivers as an outstanding choice over synthetic fibre.

100% Natural

Wool is 100% natural, renewable and sustainable, grown year-round by Australia’s 68 million sheep, consuming a simple blend of water, air, sunshine and grass.

100% Biodegradable

As the earth's temperature changes and soil microbes compete for space and nutrients, wool actually composts back into the earth in a very short timeframe, offering valuable nutrients back to the soil.

100% Renewable

Every year Australian sheep naturally produce a new fleece, making wool a completely renewable and sustainable fibre.

Wrinkle resistant

Wool has a natural resistance to wrinkles; this property can be found at a microscopic level with each fibre behaving like a spring returning to its natural shape after being bent.

Naturally breathable

Merino has the unique ability to breath against the skin, channel moisture away from the body and insulate against temperature extremes.

Warm and cool

Unlike synthetics, Merino wool is an active fibre reacting to changes in body temperature. It is a highly efficient insulator keeping baby cool and fresh in hot temperatures and cosy warm in colder weather.

Odour & germ resistant

Unlike synthetics, Merino wool has a naturally protective outer layer, resists wet and dry soiling and minimises odours. What’s more, the lanolin barrier (which is naturally antibacterial) wards off the common cold and flu.

Soft on skin

The secret to Merino wool’s softness is its exceptionally fine fibres. Merino is able to bend far more than traditional coarser wool; it feels luxuriously soft next to sensitive skin making it the perfect choice for baby.

Easy to care for

Merino wool is in itself inherently self-cleaning and easy to care for. On the rare occasion you need to wash your baby blanket, we recommend gentle hand washing and drying in the shade to prevent damage to the wool.

Stain resistant

Merino wool fibres have a natural protective outer layer preventing stains from being absorbed. It also repels odour-causing microbes and resists static, so it attracts less dust and lint.

Fire resistant

Due to its unique chemical structure and moisture content, wool is naturally flame resistant and difficult to ignite. While cotton catches alight at 255°C, the temperature must reach 570-600°C before wool will ignite (polyester melts at 252-292°C and nylon succumbs at an even lower 160-260°C); wool never melts so it can’t stick to the skin like many common synthetics.

UV resistant

Merino wool is naturally resistant to UV radiation, protecting your baby from the sun’s harmful rays.

Aids relaxation & sleep

Merino wool regulates body temperature and heart rate creating a safer sleeping environment for baby while improving sleep. With its softness, springiness and thermo-regulating properties, baby will feel more comfortable and therefore is more likely to relax and sleep well.

Allergy & eczema friendly

Wool is not an allergen. Despite its heavy moisture content, wool’s dry porous nature repels mildew and dust mites making wool a wise choice for allergy sufferers. * Murdoch Children's Research Institute found superfine Merino wool can reduce rather than exacerbate eczema symptoms. "Merino wool's greater ability to transfer moisture than other major apparel fibres enable it to maintain a more stable micro-climate between the skin and the garment."

Our blankets are keepsakes, hand knitted in 100% Australian Merino wool.

If you show your blanket a little care, it will love your family for generations to come. Merino wool has a naturally protective outer layer, which resists wet and dry soiling minimising odours. This means it doesn’t require frequent washing.

It’s static free and attracts less dust and lint. What’s more, Merino wool contains lanolin which is naturally antibacterial preventing colds and flu.

Caring for your blanket is easy, but there are a few things you should know. 

Do

  • Warm machine wash on a short gentle cycle (use a wash bag).
  • Use an approved wool detergent.
  • Warm rinse well; gently squeeze out excess water and dry flat in shade.
  • Wool has a memory so stretch gently back into shape and use a warm iron if needed.
  • Dry clean your blanket. 

Don't

  • Don’t use hot water cycles as it will shrink your blanket.
  • Don’t use normal washing powder as it strips the lanolin from the fibre and will ruin the finish of your blanket.
  • Don’t tumble dry as you will shrink your blanket.
  • Don’t dry in the sun as it will scorch and discolour the wool.
  • Don’t hang your blanket on the line it will stretch.
  • Don’t bleach.

Pilling

We use high quality Merino yarn to reduce pilling however you might find with age, some pilling is inevitable.  To prevent this, wash the blanket when you notice loose fibres.  If you notice pilling use a sweater comb to remove.  

Moths

To deter moths, store your blanket with Red Cedar and Huon Pine as a safe alternative to the highly toxic naphthalene moth balls.  Seal your blanket in summer months for storage.