We love lambswool and here is why

I know this may sound obvious, but we LOVE lambswool!  It’s hard not too!  This naturally innovative material has been around for centuries and is still renowned for it’s warmth, flexibility and strength.  Proven historically through it’s functionality with fishermen and mountaineers to the continued wear today especially amongst those in extreme sports.

Expanding on our previous blog looking at why we love lambswool, we have taken a closer look at the natural properties of this incredible material and how these can benefit us.

 Lambswool is specifically the first sheering taken from a sheep which also makes it the highest quality as this fleece is also the softness.  However there is far more to lambswool than even we first thought.
Did you know?
Lambswool is actually water resistant and can absorb up to 20% of it’s weigh in water before it starts to soak through the garment.  This hydroscopic quality also has the ability to absorb moisture away from the body and dues to it’s unique structure can help reduce odours whilst keeping you warm and dry.  Despite lambswool being cared for differently to everyday laundry, dirt can sit on the surface of the lambswool fibre, making it easier to clean and when cared for properly it can last a lifetime.  When it comes to lambswool homeware this is particularly true and investing in a quality lambswool blanket will last you a lifetime.  Lambswool is fire-retardant which means when it is exposed to fire it will not melt like other similar synthetic materials.
 Caring for our environment is something we are all increasingly conscious about and therefore it’s hard to beat lambswools sustainability.  Each year sheep are sheared and their fleece will always grow back.  Although this fleece will never be as soft as the first sheer, it can still create products with all of the other the benefits of lambswool we have listed here.  When or if a lambswool product does finally reach the end of it’s cycle, it fully degrades whilst adding nutrients back into the soil in stark contrast to much of the synthetic alternatives which are being proven to polute our world, especially our seas and potentially finding it’s way into our own food chain through fish.
 What’s not to love about lambswool!

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