Wool Week 2012 – Why Wool Works for both you and the environment


  • Wool has a particularly low carbon impact; significantly less energy is required in the production of wool compared to manmade fibres and the increased usage of wool can positively reduce the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  Wool is one of the most sustainable fibres as it is annually shorn and replenished.
  • Wool is durable; wool fibres can be bent an astonishing 20,000 times without breaking, which explains why wool is so long lasting and represents a sound financial investment.
  • Wool is considered a “safe” fibre; the high water and nitrogen content makes it naturally flame retardant, without the need for chemical treatment.  Uniquely it can also absorb unhealthy carbons in the atmosphere, providing a better environment.

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