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Wool Bedding Guide

Why wool is such a good bedding material

Natural and Sustainable

Wool fibre is an entirely natural, renewable and sustainable product.

Superior Insulation and Resilience

The composition of wool fibre allows it to trap air effectively which insulates the body. Wool’s natural crimp and bulk also gives it excellent elastic recovery properties, making it a highly resilient and durable bedding material.

Non allergenic

Wool is naturally resistant to mould and mildew as it does not retain moisture in its fibres. Without moisture, dust mites and other allergens find it difficult to get established in wool bedding.

Flame Resistant

Wool has natural flame resistant properties. It is difficult to ignite and slow to burn, making it safe bedding material, especially for children.

Climate Control and Comfort

Wool helps regulate body temperature because it is an absorbent fibre. Wool can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture without feeling damp. When the air is cool and damp, wool absorbs moisture and keeps a layer of dry, insulating air next to the skin.  When it’s warm, wool’s absorption capacity is used to wick away perspiration from the skin to keep the body cool and dry. Wool’s ability to regulate sleeping temperature means that the sleeper will be warm in winter and cool in summer. Wool is also breathable which means that any moisture absorbed is released into the atmosphere to keep the sleeper warm, dry and comfortable throughout the night.

Fairydown wool

  • Fairydown uses only natural wool in the manufacturing of its quality wool bedding products.
  • The wool used in the production of Fairydown wool products is selected for its special core bulk and resilience, ensuring our products stand up to the demanding tests of comfort and durability.
  • Fairydown’s wool has been through a rigorous cleaning and sanitation process to remove the majority of vegetable matter from the fibre.
  • Fairydown has achieved the endorsement of the internationally recognised The Woolmark Company in producing top quality wool products.

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Fairydown was founded in the Kaikorai Valley on the South Island of New Zealand in 1877. Fairydown has a strong connection to the New Zealand landscape, climate, and people.

Like the people of New Zealand, Fairydown has a pioneering spirit and proudly holds its head high on the global stage. Fairydown built its reputation for quality and durability by providing feather and down products that helped pioneering world explorers survive in the harshest cold climates on the planet, in places like the South Pole and mountains of Nepal.

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