Pure Wool vs Organic Wool?
In order for wool to be certified as "organic," it must be produced in accordance with federal standards for organic livestock production. Federal requirements for organic livestock production include:
- Livestock feed and forage used from the last third of gestation must be certified organic.
- Use of synthetic hormones and genetic engineering is prohibited.
- Use of synthetic pesticides (internal, external, and on pastures) is prohibited, and Producers must encourage livestock health through good cultural and management practices.
The History of Pure Wool
PureGrow™Wool was been a joint effort for many years by the Natural Bedroom, the Sonoma County Wool Growers, the University of California Agricultural Extension and Debra Lynn Dadd. This program calls for absolutely no chemicals, pesticides or artificial materials in the sheep's environment. The pastures where they graze must be free of pesticides for a minimum of two years, and supplemental feeds must be organically based. Inoculations can contain no synthetics or hormones. Even the grasses on which the sheep are grazed are carefully selected. In the shearing process, ranchers use a clean room and a surface free of dirt, dust and pests. Throughout the packing, cleaning and carding process, care is taken to eliminate chemical processes and maintain uniform quality. PureGrow™Wool is as natural as can be, which is something we are very proud of at Good Night Naturals. What is especially wonderful, though, is knowing that this new eco-savvy process has ensured the survival of these diligent ranchers for years to come.
Why Pure Wool?
Wool is the most complex, breathable fiber on earth, responding to your body temperature by not overheating, as down tends to do. Down does not handle moisture well, loosing its insulating properties, clumping and separating as it collects moisture. Wool is a perfect insulator – worn in many areas of the world to keep warm, yet the Bedouins of the Sahara wear wool because it keeps them cool. Dust mites love down because they thrive in dark damp places. Wool does not provide the damp medium for them to thrive. Wool is a bit weightier than down and will not slip around on the bed. Our mattresses and comforters are constructed of full size layers of batting, hand tufted and/or machine sewn into position so it will not bunch or separate leaving cold spots. Wool is naturally fire retardant, allowing Good Night Naturals to offer you our mattresses completely natural and absolutely chemical free!
Find relief with PureGrow™Wool.
Due to this hollow, water thirsty fibers ability to efficiently wick away sweat, bedding made with wool promotes dry, comfortable warmth all evening long. (See Good Night Naturals Comforters, Mattress Pads and Pillows). On average, through perspiration and breathing, an adult can loose up to a pint of water vapor during a normal night of sleep. Menopausal women can loose even more than that! Without the proper bedding and mattress with the ability to absorb moisture, a high body humidity level can raise heart rate and blood pressure. Additionally, if you or your mattress feels damp or clammy it is likely you will toss, turn or awaken.
There is help. Wool, with its hollow fibers can effectively wick away moisture that your body looses all night long. Wool can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture (10 times as much as synthetics) without showing signs of dampness. And with the proper care of wool bedding and mattresses, captured moisture is released back into the air. Tests at the Polytechnic Institute of Wales, featuring wool versus synthetic fibers, revealed that the heart rates under wool filled comforters were significantly lower 100% of the time. Furthermore, when under a wool comforter, skin humidity was significantly lower 71% of the time. Call one of our knowledgeable customer service associates to inquire about the Good Night Naturals line of mattresses, comforters, mattress pads and toppers. Call with your questions or for more information: 866-388-5154.
Pure Wool Facts
- Naturally flame retardant with its unique structure and natural moisture content. Better alternative vs. chemical fire retardants used in most mattresses.
- Wicks away moisture, leaving the body at a comfortable and constant temperature throughout sleep cycles.
- Manages body heat and reduces humidity.
- The most complex, breathable fiber on the planet
- Manages body temperature; cool in summer, warm in winter.
- Assists in maintaining a healthy heart rate and low blood pressure.
- Absorbs up to 30% of its own weight in moisture - ten times as much as synthetics without feeling clammy. Capable of absorbing and rapidly evaporating body moisture. The results are a more comfortable relaxing sleep.
- PureGrow™Wool is an extremely resilient fiber due to it's natural "crimp" - like a coiled spring, returning time after time to its original shape.
- Three dimensional structure of wool, unlike synthetic fibers, creates millions of air pockets providing humidity control and soothing support.
- PureGrow™Wool is not carbonized, but cleaned and sanitized without the use of harmful chemicals. Carbonization is the harsh cleaning process commonly used for cleansing wool. Many people who believe they are allergic to wool are actually allergic the chemical process of Carbonizaiton.
- Wool is mold and mildew resistant and works actively with the body to maintain low humidity.