What is boiled wool and its benefits

What is boiled wool and its benefits

What is boiled wool?

Quite literally, boiled wool is knit wool that has been boiled in water (and soap)!                                                                                       

The agitation process shrinks the wool and creates a dense fabric that is exceptionally warm and resistant to wind, dirt and water, making it an ideal fabric for cool weather garments.

Fun fact: The method of boiling wool in water in hot water and soap has been used for centuries in South America and Tyrolean Austria according to Wikipedia.



Benefits of boiled wool

  1. Durable
  2. Insulating
  3. Breathable
  4. Dirt and water repellent
  5. Lightweight
  6. Soft

Care for boiled wool

Boiled wool requires minimum laundering due to its water and dirt repelling and self-cleaning nature, so it is best to let mother nature do its work: let the air dry it, let the sun sanitize it.

When necessary, handwashing in cold water with mild detergent is preferred, and it should be dried flat without any twisting or rubbing. Machine wool wash cycle may be used depending on models.

Green Bubs stocks the Disana range which uses certified organic wool from South America, happy browsing!

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