For this week’s Blog we thought we would share some environmental facts about the wool industry-
- It takes almost 6kg of oil to produce 1kg of Nylon, but under 1kg of oil to produce 1kg of wool
- Significantly less energy is required in the production of wool products, compared to manmade fibre products. This ensures carbon dioxide emissions are kept very low. Therefore the increased usage of wool can positively reduce the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
- Wool has a natural UV protection factor of 30+ – this is much higher than most synthetics and cotton.
- Wool can last for many hundreds of years without losing its resilience or structure- did you know that wool fibres can be bent 20,000 times before breaking?
Just a few interesting facts that we have assembled for your enjoyment in the past week! All this just goes to show that by purchasing wool , eg a wool duvet (one of ours naturally!) it will both last and benefit the environment. Also, you will sleep well, safe in the knowledge you have made a good investment ……