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Handmade woollen rugs for a healthier and safer environment!

Limit airborne dust, enhance internal humidity regulation, reduce heat loss and muffle the sound of footsteps. In the home 10 to 20% of heat is lost through the floor; woollen rugs insulate the home and can enable you to save almost 11,3% on your domestic energy bill.  

 

Wool is natural 

Practical

The fibre is flexible and light, can be twisted, bent and crumpled and then regains its original shape. 

Wool fibre is elastic and can be stretched by up to 30% of its initial length without breaking. 

Its strength means it is highly resistant to tension and crushing.

Wool fibre is stain-resistant thanks to its protective coating which prevents stains being absorbed. 

 

Renewable

Wool is a natural and renewable resource that comes from sheep every year. It is a fibre that respects the planet since it is biodegradable and does not pollute the environment because it can be recycled.  

Nowadays, because of these inherent advantages, wool and its legacy continue to be considered as the best ecological fibre, as has been the case since time immemorial. 

 

Sustainable

Wool has the capacity to limit the use of energy in production. Woollen products consume far less energy in comparison with synthetic materials. 

 

Biodegradable

It can be composted and fertilises the ground without harming the planet, with optimum benefit for product life-cycle.

Low environmental impact

Wool production requires significantly less energy than synthetic fibres do and this ensures that carbon dioxide emissions are very low. Therefore the increasingly frequent use of wool can positively reduce the level of greenhouse-gas emissions into the atmosphere. 

 

Energy efficient 

Wool grows again every year after shearing. Its production requires little energy: sheep are reared in the open air.

 

Wool is safe

Fire-resistant

Contribute to improving fire safety and indoor air quality. Wool is naturally fire-resistant, it does not melt and does not drip, and it emits less fumes and toxic gases than any other commonly used fibre. Moreover, its complex cellular structure creates ‘natural chemistry’ that cleans the air and keeps it purified for at least 30 years. After having installed wool in five buildings with formaldehyde concentrations exceeding the level recommended by the World Health Organisation (0.05ppm), German researchers observed that the level decreased in less than 24 hours. 

 

Reduces static electricity

Since wool is also antistatic it attracts less airborne dust and dirt. 

 

Wool offers high thermal resistance

It ignites at 600°C and burns slowly. Airlines use it for their seats and carpets. 

 

Wool is healthy 

Wool breathes and controls humidity

Wool protects against heat as well as cold. Since wool is not manufactured but ‘grows’ naturally, its complex cellular structure allows it to breathe naturally. It exclusively absorbs and repels humidity and ensures a constant temperature, thus guaranteeing excellent thermal comfort. 

 

Low allergenic capacity

Wool does not contain any chemical products nor dust or moulds that can trigger allergic reactions.  

 

Wool absorbs toxic chemical products and cleans the air

“VOCs”(volatile organic compounds) are organic chemical products that vaporise and pollute the ambient air. Woollen products are natural and do not emit any VOCs. Wool has the capacity to absorb numerous VOCs from surrounding materials and retain them inside its structure permanently thanks to the complex cellular structure creating ‘natural chemistry’ that cleans the air and keeps it purified for at least 30 years. In fact, after having installed wool in five buildings with formaldehyde concentrations exceeding the level recommended by the World Health Organisation (0.05 ppm), German researchers found that the level decreased in less than 24 hours. 

 

Reduces noise pollution

Wool is a material that functions as a perfect noise insulator because of its capacity to dampen or absorb sounds, for both high and low frequencies. 

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