When used in bedding, our 100% GOTS certified wool creates a microclimate that assists in regulating body temperature and humidity, providing a more rested night's sleep.
(A) Thermal Comfort: Wool provides a high level of thermal comfort due to its outstanding insulating properties. Wool offers warmth under cool conditions because the natural crimp of the fiber allows air to be trapped. The thermal resistance of air means it is six to 10 times as insulating as any fiber. This insulating property of wool ensures that temperature changes are slow and gradual when wool is used in bedding, avoiding rapid temperature changes.
(B) Moisture Absorption: Wool can absorb up to 30 percent of its own weight in water without feeling wet. The reason for this is that its constituent keratin is very rich in amino acids, which easily bind together with water molecules. Wool is particularly hydrophilic when water is present in the form of vapor. As humidity levels rise, wool fibers absorb and store the moisture, keeping the humidity at skin surface relatively low. The absorbed moisture in the wool fiber can also be diffused into the atmosphere. This property ensures that you'll never experience that damp, clammy feeling with wool.