Monthly Archives: February 2015
Sleeping on wool bedding, cotton-covered, is as close to sleeping on a cloud as you’re ever likely to experience.
Why does wool bedding help you sleep?
- cool in summer, warm in winter
- hypoallergenic; chemical-free
- natural resilience gives cushiony comfort
It has such a natural resilience, that it does its own fluffing. All the fibres trap masses of air pockets making the insulation factor amazing. Somehow, wool keeps you cooler in summer (akin to switching to a cotton instead of nylon shirt). It breathes. It also wicks moisture away from a person’s body – no sweaty boggy feel. It is gently warm in winter, not requiring many layers or the press of weight. Each of those characteristics in our wool bedding promotes sleep.
The cotton covering is unbleached, with a thread count of approximately 200. It is cotton “sheeting” which breathes better than ticking (a higher thread count.) It provides the casing for the pillows, mattress pads and comforters.
The wool bedding uses prairie wool, cleaned without using sulphuric acid, fire retardant or bug repellant.
There is no need for that toxic stuff.
The natural lanolin that remains in the wool after washing acts as a deterrent to dust mites and other microscopic ‘critturs’ that can proliferate in bedding. An added bonus is that wool is fire resistant – you can’t burn it. It is also hypoallergenic, and as renewable a resource as you could get. Topsy Farms is able to offer a special service of vinegar rinsing products for people with extreme sensitivities.
Instead of sleeping on a petroleum by-product as in all artificial fibres, your body will relax into sleep more readily if sleeping on an unbleached cotton-covered wool mattress pad. Just click for more details or to purchase this on line. The mattress pad has been stitched in such a way that the wool cannot shift, even after many washings. The wide elastics firmly stitched at the corners keep the mattress pad in place.
Then at the Topsy on-line store, add to your cart the pleasure of a cotton-covered wool pillow. For a comfortable sleep you need to be able to keep your spine aligned when on your side, with your neck not pushed up or sagging down. Topsy has two choices of density for those with big shoulders or for those who prefer a firmer feel. Both are available in Queen as well as Standard dimensions too.
Then top it off with a cotton-covered wool comforter also at the store. The comforter is comfortably warm, but not hot or sweaty. The amount of wool has been determined as the ideal volume to drape over you softly. Any more filling would make it stiffer, creating cold air pockets.
All these products are washable, using Eucalan and Topsy’s “Care and Feeding” instructions .
A great sleep is a gift.
“I look forward to receiving the sheepskin mitts as they are the only thing that keeps my hands warm.”
“I look forward to receiving the sheepskin mitts as they are the only thing that keeps my hands warm. Unfortunately my last pair were eaten by a dog we were dog sitting so I appreciate the reduction in mailing costs. Hopefully we can make it to the island again this summer … If we do we will most definitely come visit your farm.”
– Ruthann, Kitchener, ON, February, 2015
“I was delighted by Topsy Farms yarn! I knit three hats and a head-band for Christmas gifts and I made this one for myself out of the leftover wool. Knitting is only a winter activity for me, but I’m looking forward to getting more of your Topsy Farms yarn when the knitting bug strikes again in the fall!”
– Claire, London, ON, February, 2015