The World's First Washable Organic Wool Bedding
That’s right – we’re breaking ground here at MG Enterprise and we’ve used our expertise to create an industry first. Our washable organic wool bedding collection is here
Why is organic wool so special?
What does organic really mean?
The term “organic” gets thrown about a lot – from organic produce to organic materials. But what does it actually mean? It’s certainly not a term to be thrown around lightly. Behind our organic wool products is a holistic farming system that produces high-quality materials using methods that benefit people, animals, and the planet.
We chat all about what organic really means in our blog.
What it takes to be certified organic
Truly organic wool is sourced from sheep that are reared, fed, sheltered and transported following strict standards that prioritise the animal’s welfare and wellbeing. It doesn’t allow for the use of cruel practices and the animals are left to live a stress-free life. Organic farmers also take a preventative approach to disease, so the animals aren’t routinely treated with antibiotics, wormers or pesticides. It’s all natural!
What are the benefits of organic wool?
- It’s naturally hypoallergenic – Wool creates a clean environment that deters mould, mildew, dust mites and other allergens while you sleep. But what about skin irritation? You wouldn’t be the first to ask! Naturally, wool is coated a waxy material called ‘lanolin’ which protects the fibres, and it’s this that can cause issues for people. However, lanolin is largely removed in the scouring process when we prepare our wool. Ultimately, organic wool is softer – you can literally feel the difference.
- It regulates body temperature and improves sleep quality – Wool bedding has a great, entirely natural ability to efficiently absorb excess moisture from the skin and allow it to evaporate, thanks to the unique transportation properties of the fibres.
- It ensures better animal welfare – GOTS-certified wool (audited in the UK by the Soil Association) ensures that the sheep are always treated with care. It also makes sure that the shearing process is ethical and painless. Not to mention that organic sheep are only fed organic feed and graze on organic land, where they are left to roam freely and live a happy, healthy life.
- Using organic wool is better for the environment – GOTS certification also ensures that strict environmental criteria are met, both in the farming and the processing stages – from sheep to sleep! Finally, at the end of its life, our eco-friendly bedding can be recycled or composted. It’ll simply decompose and return to nature, causing no environmental contamination.