Why Our Handbags Are Made From Wool

Think wool is just for winter?  Guess again!  Wool is a breathable fiber that can absorb water or release it into the atmosphere.  This keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the colder months.  It’s a natural insulator.  The best suits in the world are made of wool.  These suits can be worn year-round.  So, can your handbag.

Other properties:

Long-lasting – wool can be bent 20,000 times before breaking, making it a durable, long-lasting fiber.  Our fiber in our handbags are at least 1/4″ thick, making it a fiber that won’t wear out in a season or two, but could last a life-time with proper care.

Fire resistant – wool burns at 600 degrees Celsius (1,112 Fahrenheit).  Fire resistant means that when exposed to a hot flame, the fiber will not melt or drip.  This means that wool burns at a higher temperature than cotton or synthetic fibers.

Sun-safe – wool naturally has high UV protection.

Colorfast – wool can be dyed in an endless variety of colors and wool holds dyes better than many other natural fibers.  Wool also can be spun into natural, earth tones that don’t require dyes at all.

Hypoallergenic – while some people may be allergic to the lanolin that naturally occurs in sheep wool, the wool itself is hypoallergenic.  Dust mites and bacteria do not like to grow on wool, therefore, reducing symptoms for allergy or asthma sufferers.  The same can’t be said of synthetic fibers or even cotton.

Mildew Resistant – while wool naturally wicks away moisture, it prevents moisture from being retained in the fabric.

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