Other than linen, Egyptian cotton, and silk, wool is one of the tried and true materials when it comes to textiles for making blankets & throws. Wool blankets are durable & luxurious and have many more to offer you. Like, help in better sleeping, eco-friendly, biodegradable, water resistance, anti-microbial, and anti-flammable. These features not only make them suitable for personal use but also to give someone. In this article, we have rounded up all you need to know about this multipurpose and must-have material.
Comfort & Thermal Regulation
Wool blankets are very comfortable due to their unique spring-like structure. They also regulate the body’s temperature naturally by keeping it warm during winter and cool during summer by containing heat around the body & taking up the heat from your body and transferring it to the colder part respectively. They are also a great choice against rain & snow. Wool throws are also pure comfort and perfect for cuddling under while watching your favorite movie or TV show.
Natural or organic wool is hypoallergenic which makes it suitable for those suffering from allergies. Being Non-chemical & cruelty-free they improve skin allergies, respiratory disorders, and eliminate asthma problems. If someone says that he/she experiences itchiness or rashes, they may be due to the poor yarn quality or harsh chemicals wool is treated with.
Natural wool is fire-resistant, it’s not like it doesn’t get burnt but it resists the flames because of organic nature. Organic wool lacks poisons that are found inflammable products & therefore acts as a shield when the fire starts near you. It is more breathable and regulates the body’s temperature even if you are sleeping or sitting next to fire because it requires more oxygen to get ignited or catch fire. Plus, it will not melt into your skin or stick to it when exposed to high temperatures so you can easily wrap yourself in them while sitting next to heaters.
Decorate Your Place
They are lightweight and therefore portable. Which doesn’t restrict them to bedrooms only and allows you to design sofas, couches, settees, and chairs artistically just like the ones you have seen on magazine covers and Pinterest living rooms. Even in movies, you can spot a throw is blanket laying in chairs or sofas most of the times because they add an extra splash of colors and style. Additionally, they make these furniture accessories cosy and more comfortable. It is suggested to have an extra wool blanket at a hand’s length so that you can offer it to the guests.
Helpful For Camping
We all love camping & outdoor activities like BBQ or picnic but these activities are no more enjoyable when you start feeling cold. You can insulate your body with handy wool blankets. They’ll not only warm-up your body but also keep away the ground moisture and help you stay dry. And if accidentally you spill some juice or even food on it, you don’t have to be worried because it can be easily cleaned. It is recommended wiping away the food/juices before they sit in the fibres and dry. Using a damp cloth to remove stains can ease your task up to a great extent as well.
Prone to Dust Sitting
Invisible dust particles sit in the fibres usually and make the fabrics appear dirty and greasy but you’ll be surprised to know that wool doesn’t let the dust particles sit in preventing the growth of bacteria. They have protein composition, unique texture & also don’t absorb the moisture from the air which makes the chances of microbe’s development very unlikely. They also filter out the air and provide you with better quality air while you are sleeping under them. You can, therefore, carry them with you without worrying about terms setting or moisture & make you camping memorable.
Although they absorb sweat and other body fluids but don’t give off a bad smell because they don’t let the bacteria grow and cause the smell. This keeps your bedding fresh and inviting for longer. So if you are a warm sleeper or sweat while sleeping, you can opt for them.