general | 5 October 2022
Happy wool month!
It’s that time of year again, from the 3rd of October to 31st of October we are celebrating all things wool!
Happy Wool month! It’s that time of year again, from the 3rd of October to 31st of October we are celebrating all things wool! Throughout the month British Wool will be launching plenty of new and exciting wool products to help increase wool sales and drive demand for the industry, meaning the farmers get paid more for their wool the shearers are getting paid more per sheep!
But why wool?
Wool is one of the best fibres in the world, and here’s why…
It’s a great carbon capture! Wool’s unique fibres collect carbon within the atmosphere, preventing the stored gas from contributing to climate change. Studies have shown that converting to carbon dioxide equivalents, 1kg of clean wool equates to 1.8kg of C02-e. And even better, once the fleece has reached the end of its lifetime, its natural biodegradable properties mean the carbon breaks down and returns to the soil, along with nutrients from the wool.
As well as wool being biodegradable, natural, and eco-friendly, the fibres special properties also make it the perfect material for garments and bedding. Naturally breathable, wool fibres can absorb large amounts of moisture, allowing it to evaporate to prevent overheating. Additionally, wool is an active fibre, meaning it reacts to changes in the body’s temperature, helping to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. These features all contribute to why wool makes the perfect material for clothing and bedding!
And on top of all this, wool is odor resistant, renewable, easy to clean, sustainable, fire resistant, the list could go on!
To find out more about wool and its amazing features, head over to Wool Mark, the global authority on Merino wool.
Get involved and help pave the way for a more sustainable future!
There are many ways in which you can help support the wool industry, from transitioning your wardrobe to be more wool focussed, to replacing your old bedding with new, breathable, temperature-controlled woollen material.
To keep in the loop with the latest woollen products hitting the market, be sure to visit British Wool!