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Wool is 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable. Keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, wool is also breathable, controls humidity and is flame retardant. Natural Hair is a collection featuring Dutch Texel wool, Merino wool, cashmere, alpaca and camel wool. These wool materials are ideal for use in insulation, in mattresses or upholstery, as well as for use in luxury garments and knitwear.
Dutch Texel wool is harvested from a sustainable source without detriment or harm to the animal. Each sheep is shorn every spring, resulting in about 11lbs of high quality wool. The sheep are raised organically on land that has never been used for agriculture and has therefore been protected from chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides.
Alpaca is a type of animal fibre offering excellent comfort, feel and performance. Its unique properties make it an ideal material for use in high quality sleep solutions.
Cashmere is a type of luxury wool. Its silken feel, feather-light weight, and appreciable status make it highly desirable. Cashmere is derived from the wool or fur of the Kashmir goat. Kashmir goats are primarily raised in Mongolia, but many are also bred in Iran, Tibet, India and China.
Merino wool has excellent shine, legendary softness, great breathability, and considerable warmth considering its minimal weight. Merino sheep are most often raised in the mountainous regions of Australia and New Zealand. Merino is praised for its easily dyeable pure white colour. Merino wool does cause an itchy feel against human skin like many other types of wool, is odour absorbent and provides high levels of UV protection. Merino is used to make high-end fabrics and yarns for use in luxury garments and knitwear.
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