The Wonders of Wool
10 reasons to have more wool in our homes.
September blog by Soul Source.
We love wool here at Soul Source for so many reasons. As a home goods store that’s committed to providing high quality products that are safe and effective, wool is at the top of our list of favorite materials.
Contrary to what you might think of when you picture a scratchy wool sweater made by your great Aunt, wool is actually a wondrous material with many benefits and applications in the home (including being soft and cozy!)
Here are 10 reasons to choose goods home made of wool:
Natural and Sustainable: Wool is a renewable and biodegradable fiber sourced from sheep. It is a sustainable material, as it regrows on the sheep each year, making it an eco-friendly choice for environmentally conscious consumers.
Insulation: Wool is an excellent insulator, providing warmth in cold weather and keeping your home cool in hot weather. Wool products, such as carpets, blankets, and curtains, can help regulate temperature and reduce energy consumption.
Moisture Control: Wool has a natural ability to absorb and release moisture, which helps maintain a comfortable and dry environment in your home. It can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp.
Durability: Wool is a durable material that can withstand heavy use and still maintain its quality and appearance.
Fire Resistance: Wool is naturally flame-resistant, making it a safer choice for home furnishings. It doesn't melt or support combustion easily, and it self-extinguishes when the flame source is removed.
Hypoallergenic: Wool is often hypoallergenic, as it repels dust mites and allergens. This can be beneficial for individuals with allergies or asthma, as it can improve indoor air quality.
Softness and Comfort: Wool is known for its soft and luxurious feel. Products like wool rugs and blankets add a touch of comfort and coziness to your home.
Easy Maintenance: Wool is naturally resistant to staining and soiling, and it's relatively easy to clean. Regular vacuuming and occasional professional cleaning can help maintain its appearance.
Biodegradability: When wool products eventually reach the end of their life cycle, they can be easily recycled or naturally biodegrade, reducing the environmental impact.
Aesthetic Appeal: Wool has a timeless and classic look that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home. It comes in various natural colors and can be dyed in a wide range of hues to match your décor.
Wool products offer a combination of comfort, sustainability, durability, and aesthetic appeal, making them an excellent choice for various applications in your home. Whether it's for insulation, decoration, or comfort, wool can enhance the overall quality of your living space.
We’re grateful for the companies that make use of wool while engaging in sustainable, ethical farming practices that care for the animals and the land. It’s a win-for-all!
Come on into the store and find wool products like blankets, dusters, mattresses, pillows, dryer balls, dish drying mats, and more thanks to our valued partnering companies.