10 Reasons to Use Wool for your Chair or Sofa

Wool is one of the oldest materials used by man and the fact that it is still popular today attests to its amazing properties. Whether you are considering wool for clothing or for furniture it brings real benefits to your lifestyle. Sometimes wool is promoted for clothing and even recently for household insulation, but one must not forget that woollen fabric looks great as curtains, and in soft furnishings and upholstery.

When we cover our occasional chairs in wool we know that we’ve produced a sophisticated piece of furniture that will enhance any home for many years.
 

10 facts about wool

 
  1. Severn chair upholstered in Abraham Moon wooollen fabricIt is 100% natural; we all know where wool comes from – don’t we?
     
  2. It is a totally sustainable resource; new wool grows each year!
     
  3. It is totally reusable or recyclable. It is completely biodegradable.
     
  4. It is environmentally and animal friendly. Wool uses less energy in its production cycle than other fabrics, and does not rely on oil (unlike many synthetic fibres).
     
  5. Wool is fire resistant and makes fabrics that don’t need chemical treatment to meet fire safety regulations.
     
  6. Woollen fabrics efficiently trap air between the fibres, giving them body and warmth in winter. Conversely the good insulation means they feel cool in summer.
     
  7. Wool natural resists mildew and mould because of the way it repels moisture, and lets moisture pass through its fibres without holding the moisture. Mildews and moulds require moisture to live and grow.
     
  8. It is wrinkle resistant. Wool is the most resilient fabric because each fibre has a natural spring-like crimp that helps it keep its shape. Wool fibres can be stretched and still bounce back to their original shape.
     
  9. Wool is durable and hardwearing. Unlike fashion clothing, furniture is expected to last many years and when it is upholstered in woollen fabric you will get many years of service, style and comfort.
     
  10. Wool comes in many natural colours but can be easily dyed in up to 500 different long-lasting colours.
 
We are always pleased to upholster our chairs with woollen fabrics. We also source most of these fabrics from traditional mills not far from us here in Yorkshire.

When you are looking at our chairs, if you are interested in wool see our selection included in our Designers Choice. We can always send you free samples so you can see and feel the quality before you make your choice.

Posted by Steve Whitt
 

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