Sleepy Cashmere products contains 20% Cashmere wool !
Cashmere Wool is the queen of wool's. Cashmere Wool is from the goats' hair who are living in the Tibetan Plateau and Andes Mountains, which they collect with brushing, it's an extraordinary time-consuming and hard work.
Cashmere Wool is extremely pleasant, silky and soft to touch.
- made from 100% pure wool
- biologically active substances
- thanks to its scaly structure the wool is "breathing"
- retains the heat
- improves the skin's and extremities' blood supplying
- because of the wool fibers' lanolin layer, it is body friendly and pleasant to touch
- anti-static, self-cleaning, repel dust, hygienic
- antibacterial and mite-free
The benefits of Cashmere Wool Blanket
- temperature balancing effect,
- ensures the skin's breath and improves blood supply,
- natural pain relief, immune system booster,
- it has a beneficial effect on migraine symptoms, musculoskeletal and rheumatic problems,
- diverts the harmful earth radiations,
- keeps the body at the right temperature and humidity,
- evaporates the sweat, thus prevents perspiration,
- offers maximum comfort in summer and winter,too.
Our Wool products are Woolmark certified.
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What do we need to know about Wool?
The qualities of wool:
- Wool has the ability to absorb large amounts of moisture vapor without feeling wet and clammy. The average person gives off a pint of water vapor as perspiration during an eight hour sleep period under a comforter. The ability of the fiber to handle this moisture is very important.
- The springy, resilient wool fiber batting structure contains an abundance of air. This fiber/air combination acts to cushion the body and prevent the formation of annoying and often painful pressure points.
- Dust Mite resistant. Wool dries very quickly and dust mites don't like dry places.
- The wool fibers "natural climate zone" effect is especially advantageous in a pillow. Large quantities of body moisture are produced in the head area. The moisture and the pressure of the head are concentrated in a relatively small area, with head weight and movement tending to force the moisture down into the pillow filling.
- Wool is the most perfect insulator. Wool is worn in many areas of the world to keep warm, yet the Bedouins of the Sahara wear wool because it keeps them cool.
- - The heat rate under the wool filled comforter was significantly lower100% of the time. - The humidity next to the skin under the wool comforter was significantly lower 71% of the time. - The temperature rise of the skin above 91 degrees, which is considered to be the optimum level for sleep comfort, was significantly higher under synthetic filled comforters 80% of the time.
Other Wool Facts
Lesser known facts about this marvellous fibre is that wool is
• resistant to sunlight and provides a higher UV filter than many other fibres.
• Its durability and strength comes from the fact that the fibres can be bent back on themselves 20,000 times before breaking (to put this into context cotton breaks after 3,200 bends and rayon fibres only last 75 times!)
• Wool has played a vital role in cultures and economies around the world for centuries. It was one of England’s principal trading stocks in the Middle Ages. Warm, comfortable, strong and natural, it is an incredibly practical textile, hard-wearing and suitable for everyday use.
• With dozens of manmade fibres available on the market today, textile industry experts, manufacturers and fashion designers still believe that you can’t beat wool for elegance, endurance and value.
Care of Wool Bedding
- Leave your bed unmade for a good while each morning. This encourages moisture collected overnight to escape, keeping your bed dry and allergen-free.
- If you have a mattress topper, fold it over the foot of the bed once a month to let the mattress underneath have a chance to air-out.
- Wool with a lot of loft, like that in comforters and toppers will compress somewhat over the first few weeks. Rotate a topper or comforter each time you wash your sheets to promote even wear and compression.
- Once a year, take all your wool outside on a sunny day. The sun will help deodorize, clean, disinfect and freshen the wool.
- If the wool item is washable, only handwash is allowed (with maximum 30degrees water ), use our special wool washing liquid, . Do not dry clean. The best to let it dry outside under the sun. Do not wash the pillow fillings !!
What does GSM mean?
GSM (Grams per square meter) is the number which will show you that how many grams of wool fibers one square meter is containing. This value is usually between 400-800 gsm. For example, if a blanket is 500gsm, then it means that on one square metre of the blanket contains 500 g of wool fibers. Obviously, if both sides of the blanket contains wool, then it means on one square metre the blanket has 1000g of wool. Our products contain between 450-800 gsm.
Wool is a protein fibre formed in the skin of sheep, and is thus one hundred percent natural, not man-made. Since the Stone Age, it has been appreciated as one of the most effective forms of all-weather protection known to man, and science is yet to produce a fibre which matches its unique properties.
As long as there is grass to graze on, every year sheep will produce a new fleece; making wool a renewable fibre source. Woolgrowers actively work to safeguard the environment and improve efficiency, endeavouring to make the wool industry sustainable for future generations.
At the end of its useful life, wool can be returned to the soil, where it decomposes, releasing valuable nutrients into the ground. When a natural wool fibre is disposed of in soil, it takes a very short time to break down, whereas most synthetics are extremely slow to degrade.
Wool is a hygroscopic fibre. As the humidity of the surrounding air rises and falls, the fibre absorbs and releases water vapour. Heat is generated and retained during the absorption phase, which makes wool a natural insulator. Used in the home, wool insulation helps to reduce energy costs and prevents the loss of energy to the external environment,
thus reducing carbon emissions.
Wool fibres are crimped, and when tightly packed together, form millions of tiny pockets of air. This unique structure allows it to absorb and release moisture—either in the atmosphere or perspiration from the wearer—without compromising its thermal efficiency. Wool has a large capacity to absorb moisture vapour (up to 30 per cent of its own weight) next to the skin, making it extremely breathable.
RESILIENT & ELASTIC
Wool fibres resist tearing and are able to be bent back on themselves over 20,000 times without breaking. Due to its crimped structure, wool is also naturally elastic, and so wool garments have the ability to stretch comfortably with the wearer, but are then able to return to their natural shape, making them resistant to wrinkling and sagging. Wool therefore maintains its appearance in the longer term, adding value to the product and its lifespan. Wool is also hydrophillic—it is highly absorbent, and retains liquids—and so dyes richly while remaining colourfast, without the use of chemicals.
Thanks to its hygroscopic abilities, wool constantly reacts to changes in body temperature, maintaining its wearer’s thermophysical comfort in both cold and warm weather.
The protective waxy coating on wool fibres makes wool products resistant to staining and they also pick up less dust as wool is naturally anti-static. Recent innovations mean wool items are no longer hand-wash only. Many wool products can now be machine-washed and tumble dried.
Wool is far more efficient than other textiles at absorbing sweat and releasing it into the air, before bacteria has a chance to develop and produce unpleasant body odour.
A SAFE SOLUTION
Wool is naturally safe. It is not known to cause allergies and does not promote the growth of bacteria. It can even reduce floating dust in the atmosphere, as the fibre’s microscopic scales are able to trap and hold dust in the top layers until vacuumed away. Thanks to its high water and nitrogen content, wool is naturally flame-retardant, and has a far higher ignition threshold than many other fibres, will not melt and stick to the skin causing burns, and produces less noxious fumes that cause death in fire situations. Finally, wool also has a naturally high level of UV protection, which is much higher than most synthetics and cotton.
Please download here theIWTO Sheep Welfare Guidelines_2013 for wool sheep welfare, a concise summation of good practice principles for ethical wool sheep production
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140 x 200 cm ( 5' x 6'6'' )
200 x 200 cm ( 6'6'' x 6'6'' )
140 x 200 cm ( 5' x 6'6'' )
200 x 200 cm ( 6'6'' x 6'6'' )