The Benefits of Wool: 7 Reasons why we love it

April 11, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

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If you are not in love with wool yet, here are 7 reasons why you should be (and none of them are to do with cute lambs frolicking in the fields, though we do also love these). Whether you are curling up under a merino throw or picnicking on an alpaca blanket, wool has endless uses around the home. And it’s beneficial in so many ways. Here’s why we are head over heels for wool:

1.Breathable

Unlike synthetic fibres which can leave you hot and sweaty, wool allows your body to breath. This means you stay comfortable, and not shiny-of-face. Which is always a bonus. A heavenly cashmere throw draped over your bed will keep you cosy but not stuffy, whilst pure merino wool clothing provides insulation as well as feeling pleasant against your skin.

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2.Moisture-wicking

Wool can absorb up to 33% of its weight in moisture, which it then releases during the day. Which means that any sweat you produce during the night will be absorbed and dissipated by a wool throw. Alpaca socks are brilliant for this – they need surprisingly little washing as the sweat they absorb is simply released back into the air. No smelly feet or sweat-drenched nights, just simple, luxurious comfort.

3.Fire-retardant

No need for nasty chemical retardants, wool has inbuilt fire-repelling qualities. Which makes it kind of like a super hero, don’t you think?

4.Environmentally friendly

Well sourced wool, from happy sheep, is biodegradable and its production has minimal impact on the environment. So you can snuggle up safe in the knowledge that you are not harming the planet, and you are providing an income for hardworking farmers.

5.Versatile

From wool throws to knitted scarves, wool is amazingly versatile. There are many different types of wool, so you can pick products or yarns with just the right qualities you need – from super softness to durability.

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6.Holds bright colours

Wool is able to hold bright colours, meaning you don’t have to plump for earthy natural tones if you’d rather something bolder. Colours stay bright and wear brilliantly, making it a great choice for modern interiors.

7.Hypoallergenic

Some synthetic fibres can cause itchiness or rashes, but not wool. It is gentle on even the most sensitive skins and doesn’t aggravate conditions like asthma because dust mites hate it. This makes it perfect for pillows and bedding if you are an allergy-sufferer. No more waking up with sore eyes, sniffles or unpleasant congestion.

 

Convinced? Great! Why not hop over to our store and enjoy the benefits of wool for yourself and your family?

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Choosing the Perfect Throw for Spring (1)

February 28, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

With spring just around the corner we all start dreaming about lightweight jackets, windbreakers, sneakers and late afternoon walks in the park. To make sure you are ready for it when spring finally comes there are several items for you to get that are essential for spring. One of the essentials is a cosy throw that is just perfect for you and we are here to help you find one.

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Top 3 Uses for a Merino Wool Throw During Winter

January 30, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

With the winter giving us the chills every morning all that every single one of us want to do is curl up in bed all cosy and warm and watch James Corden shows all day long. While that sounds like an amazing plan not every one of us can stay at home the whole day without having to go out shopping, walking the dog or simply having to go to work.

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Wool Throws for Every Occasion

January 23, 2017 No Comments

While chilly weather mostly keeps us in bed and the mood gets lazy exercising and going out at least a few times a month is essential in winter. If you’re not a fan of jogging we suggest you find some places you haven’t visited yet and go for a calm evening walk. Today we have prepared a list of places to see, things to do and things you should bring with yourself during this winter.

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Life-saving Items Essential for Winter

November 30, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Probably each and every single one of us has had the idea to go on holiday somewhere warm when it gets cold in the winter, but the truth is, not many of us have the possibility to just leave work for three whole months. For the ones that are stuck in the chilly and gloomy weather – there is still hope. Here are several items that will definitely help you survive winter.

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How to Survive the Constant Pre-Winter Darkness

November 18, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

With winter right around the corner, winter pop-ups and places like Winter Wonderland opening we all get that cosy-Christmas-ey feeling inside. The only thing that does not brighten our mood is the constant darkness that we get in late autumn and early winter. Today we present you some tips and tricks on surviving the pre-winter darkness.

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Top 3 Knitting Patterns for Autumn

September 17, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

With autumn getting us into our blue mood most of us start thinking about things to do and hobbies that do not require setting a foot outside your cosy home. While men get their hands onto their cars or start doing some hard core gaming women might get into arts and crafts like sewing, decoupage or knitting. Today we are happy to present you the most favourable knitting patterns for autumn 2016.

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