Often our bedrooms and clothes closets are overlooked when it comes to being eco-minded. Sure, we have become more conscious of the harsh, detrimental realities of “fast fashion” brands, but the more I learn about natural fibers, the more I find myself checking the tag on everything I purchase and own. During my first winter on the East Coast, I was cold all the time, and when I started layering, I just got uncomfortable, sweaty even - there seemed to be no happy medium.
Then I learned about wool.
Wool’s comfort can’t be beat, and it’s true heroic deed is its ability to be layered without making me feel sweaty! It breathes. Wool’s fibers allow for air to pass in and out, and it keeps me very comfortable, no matter the outside temperature. When I pair all natural cotton and linen with my wool garments, I know I’m taking care of both myself, and the environment. Now, I may look crazy to others as I eagerly check tags on every piece of clothing that catches my eye, but it’s worth it! It feels great to purchase and choose to wear only natural fibers.
Your bedding is just as important (if not more, as we spend almost a third of our lives in bed), as what you wear, so applying this new “checking the tag” lifestyle to your bedding is key.
Just as with clothing, wool’s “breathe-ability”, is what makes sleeping in wool bedding far superior to any other fiber. Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night soaked in sweat? This is often because your bedding is made of synthetic materials, like polyester. Polyester does not breathe, so there is no place for the trapped heat from your body to go.
The Sonoma Wool Company bedding products can help with that. Surround yourself top-to-bottom with wool; your body (and sleep cycle) will thank you. Trust me, sleeping on a Wool Mattress Topper is like sleeping on a cloud. To complete your bedding, be sure to use all-natural fibers for your sheets, such as linen - which has similar breath-ability traits as wool.
Surrounding yourself with natural fibers, like wool, cotton, and linen, offers more comfort to you personally - but supporting these types of fabrics also makes way for a better Earth. Wool in particular breaks down quickly in the compost pile at the end of its life. With Sonoma Wool Company products, we never use any chemicals to coat our wool, and only source the finest quality cotton and linen. Synthetic, or man-made materials take more than 30 years in a landfill before they start to decompose - and in their creation and death, they leave chemicals and other hazardous wastes behind. In these times, our choices mean everything!