About WoolAbout Wool
have been living with wool for about 10,000 years, and
it is a familiar and safe part of our environment.
Wool has amazing properties, and is far superior to any
man made fiber. St. Dormeir protectors will keep your mattress
and pillows cleaner, they will keep you much more comfortable,
and will last much longer than any synthetic known.
Wool all comes from New Zealand, which is recognized as
the world leader for the highest quality wools. In fact,
there are more sheep than people in New Zealand.
Why Not Polyster?
was invented about 60 years ago. It is made from elements
in crude oil, just like plastics and gasoline. It is known
to "sublimate"; that is, it slowly gives off
gas. Everybody knows that "New Car Smell". When
you consider that you spend about 8 hours every day in
bed, we don't think that polyester is a good choice. Polyster doesn't breathe ~ It doesn't last ~ it packs down quickly
~ it burns easily, unless you treat it with yet another
chemical ~ it winds up in landfills forever, and it depletes
a non renewable resource.
is Naturally Resilient.
Each wool fiber contains a spiralling crimp in its structure
that acts like a tiny spring. These tiny springs bounce
back after compression to their original shape, over
and over again. Synthetic fibers just bend. Wool can
bend back on itself 20,000 times without breaking. Synthetics
less than 100 times. This is why your St. Dormeir protector
will keep its puffiness and shape many times longer
than a polyester pad.
Wool can absorb
up to 30% of it's own weight in water vapour without feeling wet.
Synthetics can absorb less than 5%. The natural chemistry of wool is
hydrophilic; it likes to bind to water molecules, so it keeps you dry
and comfortable all night long.
An average person can produce a pint of water vapour as perspiration during the night. Wool can trap this moisture, keeping the humidity surrounding you at a comfortably low level.During
the day when you are gone, and the humidity level
is low, the wool releases water to be dry and fresh
for the next night. This is how wool will help prevent
that damp clammy feeling so common with synthetics.
If you have ever worn a polyester shirt on a hot
day, you know what we mean.