More and more people are leaving synthetic, petroleum-based mattresses and bedding and finding the benefits of resting on natural fibers--wool, cotton, and hemp--that have been harvested and then made into fabric through low-impact methods that put as little strain on our resources as possible. Our cotton, hemp, and wool are grown or raised in compliance with organic agricultural standards. No dyes, bleaches, fire retardants, or other chemicals are used in the processing of the fabric. The environmental benefits as well as the health benefits of true organic bedding are numerous:
We believe that all natural bedding should not be a luxury reserved for just the fortunate few. While maintaining the highest quality of craftmanship, we keep our overhead low in an effort to make this premium quality bedding available to as many as possible. In doing so, we hope to foster an increase in sustainable agricultural standards as well as decrease the amounts of chemicals and persticides put into the environment.
About Eco Wool
Our wool is grown, cleaned, and triple carded in the United States. Eco Wool is not exposed to carbonizing, bleaching, dyeing, or crimping. Additionally, strict standards concerning proper grazing methods and healthy veterinary practices are adhered to. The sheep do not undergo any type of pesticide bath as is common at other mills, nor are they exposed to herbicides and pesticides where they graze. Only when these practices have been followed can the product be called "Eco Wool." Further, no chemical flame retardants need to be added to wool--its lanolin is a natural flame retardant.
Benefits Of Wool
Medical studies at Cambridge University have shown that lambs wool pads have a soothing effect on babies, resulting in better sleep, reduced stress, greater contentment and improved weight gain. Studies showing similar results have also been reported in the British Medical Journal, Lancet, and The Austrailian Medical Journal. Wool bedding is also beneficial for those with skin conditions such as eczema; see a recent article in The Telegraph for more information.
Researchers find that when babies lie directly on lambs wool, their activity rate is lowered, producing a deeper, more restful sleep and promoting a faster growth rate. Hospitals in England, Australia, and New Zealand have used lambs wool pads to line their incubators for many years.
Many people who believe they have wool allergies are not actually allergic to wool but to the chemicals and treatments this wonderful natural fiber has been subjected to in the past. Here is a testimonial from the manager of KelleyGreen Organics, Suzanne:
"When I started working for KelleyGreen Organics I was rather nervous about working with and around wool. All my life I have had reactions to any type of blanket or clothing that had the fiber in it. Imagine my surprise and delight when I was able to directly handle our beautiful, fluffy and clean wool batting without any of the allergy symptoms I expected!"
Right for any season
Lambs wool has become a year-round baby item. In the summer, babies stay cool and dry when they are on lambs wool because of natural air circulation through the fibers. In addition, lambs wool absorbs perspiration and moisture more than any other material. Of course, lambs wool also keeps babies warm in cool weather. Pure lambs wool soothes and comforts baby with a soft, swaddling effect, reducing stress and restless movement, and promoting deep sleep. Wool fibers also limit the growth of harmful bacteria, do not hold moisture (thus mold) and are naturally fire retardant. It's hard to get all of these properties in one fiber! Thank you, Mother Nature.
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