The Secrets of Himalayan Wool

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Wool has extraordinary natural properties. It is

  • Warm, comforting and soft to touch
  • Naturally resistant to soil, stain and dirt
  • Naturally flame retardant
  • Hypoallergenic and good for indoor climate
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Wool is springy, resilient and even flame-resistant. It binds into yarn that can be spun, takes dye well, has impressive insulating qualities and is flexible and hard wearing. It is hypoallergenic, resists static electricity and can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture. So at times of high humidity, wool absorbs moisture and then releases it when the atmosphere is dry, acting as an atmospheric buffer. No wonder it has been used, felted and woven into clothes and rugs since time immemorial.

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hand-spinning Wool spinning by hand
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