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5 Amazing Benefits of Wool Duvets

5 Amazing Benefits of Wool Duvets

Snuggling up under a wool duvet isn’t just comfortable - it’s also better for the environment and can help you get a better night’s sleep. 

Many shoppers don’t pay attention to what material their duvets are made of, but more people are realizing the many amazing benefits that wool offers. 

sheep in a field in Devon UK

Here are 5 benefits of wool duvets you should know.

1. Wool is natural and sustainable 

Wool is a natural, sustainable resource that’s easy to replenish.

Wool products use less energy to produce and create a smaller carbon footprint than other man-made materials that are commonly used for bedding, according to information from the International Wool Textile Organisation

Studies also show that wool is naturally odour resistant, meaning there’s less need to wash your duvet in water. You can simply hang your duvet outside in the fresh air to revive it.

2. It’s also biodegradable

Wool is an incredibly sturdy and resistant material, but it’s also 100% biodegradable in soil. A wool duvet can withstand the test of time, and you won’t need to worry about it someday taking up space in a landfill. 

That’s because wool is made of keratin, the same protein as human hair. Micro-organisms that live in soil can easily break down wool after about six months, according to The International Wool Textile Organisation

Girl on a bed holding a folded up wool duvet wearing teal pj's

3. Wool duvets are chemical-free

Putnams 100% natural British Wool Duvets aren’t treated with chemicals. Since wool is naturally flame-resistant, there’s no need to treat the duvet with fire-resistant chemicals that are commonly found in bed linen. Wool contains high levels of water and nitrogen, making it incredibly difficult to burn or melt compared to materials like cotton and polyester. 

4. Dust mites aren’t attracted to wool

Dust mites often find their way into our bedding, loving the warm and slightly humid environment it provides. These little pests are responsible for some of the most common allergens in our homes, according to AllergyUK

Luckily, wool is able to efficiently wick moisture from its surface and keep dust mites at bay - that’s a big deal if you suffer from allergies or asthma. 

Close up shot of a duvet with a "Putnams" sewn in label UK

5. Wool is naturally hypoallergenic

Wool that hasn’t been chemically treated won’t cause allergic reactions, giving you a much more comfortable night’s sleep. It also won’t grow mold that can also trigger allergies. 

Wool fibers overlap, which keeps dust and dander on the surface of the duvet where it can easily be whisked away unlike other fabrics that can cling to dust. 

Wool is so effective at improving air quality and limiting allergens that studies show that wool products increase stage 4 regenerative sleep by 25%, giving you more restful sleep each night. 

Woman sleeping in bed with wool duvet over her. Teal Pj's.

About Putnams Wool Duvets

If you’re excited to catch some zzz’s under a luxurious wool duvet, turn to Putnams. 

The Natural 100% British Wool Duvet from Putnams is made with responsibly sourced wool from a Devon flock of sheep that lives just 45 minutes away from our factory. Each duvet is handmade in Devon and comes with a 2-year guarantee. 

For more than 40 years, Putnams has been creating quality comfort products for consumers around the world. 

 

 

Sources:

https://iwto.org/sustainability/tbc-environmental-impacts-of-wool-textiles/ 

https://iwto.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/IWTO_Wool-Fire.pdf

https://iwto.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/IWTO_Wool-Climate-Impact.pdf

https://www.allergyuk.org/resources/house-dust-mite-allergy-factsheet/
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