100% Wool Filled Pillows & Duvets
Made in Canada
Locally sourced sheeps wool
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A Chemical Free Sleep
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the Most Comfortable & Healthest Pillow
you will Ever Own!
If wool was invented today it would be called the WORLDS most super fiber because of it's benefits.
Wool is the most breathable filling material available, making it both cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It actually helps to regulate your body temperature. Wool is superior with regards to its comfort and performance qualities.
The 100% Untreated (washed with plant based soaps) Canadian Wool Fill in The Shepherd's pillows and duvets is custom carded into a dense layers. This provides the greatest possible comfort by eliminating lumps and unevenness. Other wool pillows will have small balls of wool in them and because of this that pillow will become lumpy, seperate when you put your head down and not give your neck the support it needs. BEWARE - if you find a wool duvet or pillow that says it is washable and they use Superwash wool then it means it has been treated with chemicals to make it washable. It will no longer be dust mite free and the benefits of the wool are greatly lessened. Cheaper is not always better.
Hand crafted to last a lifetime. Attention is paid to every detail, with box-stitch construction. Bias tape edging gives my wool bedding the classic finishing touch. The wool is all one piece when sewn down, it will not shift and you will not have any thick or thin spots
Wool is a natural material; something grown, not made in a lab. Wool surpasses synthetic fill in terms of quality and durability. The ecological footprint of wool is better than cotton and down. Another factor that makes wool the best is the process in which wool is taken from the animal. Down bedding comes from the poultry industry. The bird is used for its meat while the feathers are plucked for bedding. In some cases the ducks are plucked live. Sheep, however, are not harmed in the shearing process. Simply stated, the sheep get a "haircut" and the coat of fleece grows back annually. Wool is a sustainable product and helps small farmers make a living.
Dust Mite Resistant
Dust mites can't live in wool due to microscopic bristles on the wool fibers. Wool ranks far above all other products (including cotton, down, kapok, and buckwheat bedding) in its ability to resist dust mites. Dust mites find wool inhospitable. Some products labeled hypoallergenic use chemicals to achieve that end.
Anti-Microbial & Anti-Bacterial
Wool resists bacteria. It is both antimicrobial and antibacterial. It is great for alleviating allergies. Even products that are labeled "hypoallergenic" (including down products that have undergone massive wash techniques to get rid of the dust mites) will not be able to be dust mite free for long. It will naturally attract dust mites overtime.
Naturally Fire Resistant
Wool is fire resistant, providing a safe sleeping environment. Wool does not catch on fire and actually acts as a natural fire retardant.
Sustainable and lasting
With proper care, your woollen pillow can last for decades.
Low Maintenance Care for your Pillow
There is no need to wash your wool pillow. It will not hold moisture, odor, mildew, mold like other pillows, so it does not hold onto sweat and body odor. I suggest that you put a 100% cotton pillow case over your new wool pillow. When you change your sheets let your bed and pillow breath for a few hours and vacuum your bed. You can put your pillow in the dryer on COOL AIR fluff setting for 5 or 10 mins every two weeks and your pillow will stay nice and fluffy. The only reason you have to wash other pillows is because they do not have all these wonderful properties that wool has.
When washing your wool duvet or mattress pad, the important thing is not to agitate the wool, as this causes the fibers to mat together and shrink. Soaking and spinning, though, are fine.
Wash Instructions for Top-loading Washing Machines
1) Fill your machine with warm water and soap. Agitate the water to dissolve the soap.
2) Stop the machine and add your duvet or mattress pad.
3) Plunge gently up and down by hand to clean.
4) Let soak for 15 minutes.
5) Set machine to spin and turn it on, allowing the machine to spin out the soapy water.
6) Fill your machine again with warm water to rinse.
7) Stop the machine (do not allow it to agitate the wool).
8) Plunge gently up and down by hand to rinse.
9) Soak for 15 minutes.
10) Set machine to spin and turn it on, allowing the machine to spin out the rinse water.
11) Hang to dry
Just remember... DO NOT agitate the wool!