This wicking ability of wool creates a dry environment that is unwelcoming to the dust mites, mould and bacteria that love the warm, humid conditions as we sleep.
Wool fibres, are also able to trap and hold tiny dust particles as well as harmful volatile organic compounds, so there are less allergy causing particles in the air.
Fewer irritants to cause respiratory distress is great news, making our hypoallergenic wool quilts a great choice for asthma and allergy sufferers.
A recent study by the Woolmark Company concluded that ‘wool is not an allergen, and if a fabric does cause any sensations of itch and prickle on the skin then it is because of the large diameter of the fibres and not due to the fibre type being wool.’
Far from an allergen, wool has even been found to be beneficial for eczema and dermatitis sufferers!