Wool fabrics are very durable and flexible. Merino wool is resistant to dust mites making it a much healthier way to sleep.Merino wool keeps you dry and your body at the right temperature which offers relief from arthritis, rheumatism and other aches and pains.
Wool is a hard wearing fiber that retains it's good appearance if given adequate care.
Wool can easily absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp or clammy. It wicks moisture away from the body, keeping the person "warm without wet". Wool functions as a "temperature regulator" so it can protect the body in both cold and warm conditions. That is why wool clothing is worn throughout the desert regions of the world where it's hot during the day and cool at night.
Wool is an excellent insulator. It keeps heat close to the body.
Wool is popular with interior designers because it is considered naturally flame retardant. In clothing, it will not melt into the skin like many fabrics will. It is wonderful for baby blankets and clothing items. When exposed to flame, it chars or smolders. Wool is self-extinguishing. When the flame is removed, burning stops. It will not support combustion. This is why wool blankets are recommended for use in extinguishing small fires.
Wool garments are not cheap. Consequently, wool is considered a luxury fiber. The high cost of wool products has lead to a number of synthetic substitutions, but none comes close to all the wonderful properties of wool.