The main benefits of using wool for a Pendleton throw


If you buy a Pendleton throw it is likely to be made of high-quality wool. Wool is a very popular material for various sleep accessories such as blankets, throws, comforters, mattress protectors and more. The benefits illustrated below will help you understand how you can benefit from wool throws.

Wool throws regulate temperature

Wool is extremely breathable and naturally regulates sleep temperature. This gives a peaceful rest when taking a nap on the couch. It is an effective insulator of heat and this means that it will protect you from cold temperatures. It also can prevent a buildup of heat under the covers. It does this by absorbing the humidity produced by your body and dispelling it. Wool can absorb up to 33% of its weight in moisture and this means it will also absorb sweat from your body and draw it away while you take a nap on the couch.

Wool throws are fire-resistant

Wool is poor fuel for a fire and this makes it a naturally fire-resistant material. This is one of the reasons why outdoor adventurers and hikers prefer using wool clothing. If a wool throw catches fire for some reason, it will smoulder out and help prevent the flames from spreading.

Rail and air travel are made safer by using wool carpets and wool uniforms are effective in protecting firefighters. The military provides troops with wool throws and blankets and this is a great reason to invest in a Pendleton throw.

Wool throws are hypoallergenic

Since wool is a breathable material and naturally regulates temperature, it creates a habitat that is not conducive to dust mites. Dust mites thrive in warm and damp conditions. Wool also prevents the growth of fungi spores that require a hot moist place to thrive. Spores are known to cause a lot of allergies and bring on sneezing, coughing, itching, eye irritations and a runny nose. This is very common in feather, down and polyester bedding which traps moisture and heat to create an ideal breeding ground for both dust mites and fungal spores.

It is very rare to find someone with an allergy to wool, but some people still claim to be sensitive to wool. Most cases of this involve itching. This is not an allergic reaction to wool but a reaction to thick wool fibres that rub against your skin and cause it to itch. Wool isn’t an allergen!

Dust may settle on a wool throw but will not stick to your wool throw. By airing out your throw, the wind will blow the dust and keep your throw safe. The temperature-regulating qualities of wool will ensure you are comfortable while you rest.

Wool wicks away moisture

This is another great reason to buy a Pendleton throw. Wool repels water vapour from the outside and absorbs it from the inside. This allows the humidity and sweat from your body to evaporate into the air. This makes wool to be cool in summer and warm in winter.

Pendleton is a globally renowned US company and their woollen blankets and throws are second to none. See the difference for yourself!

Written by Lifestyle Contributor Liam Colton