Summer wool – why wool is not just for winter

summer picnics

Wool is the official wonder fibre. As well as unlocking several advantages in your wardrobe, wool has been used for centuries as bedding and textiles to help people like you and me harness so much more.

Its hypoallergenic nature makes wool a hit with people who suffer from asthma and allergies. Whilst its all-natural mould and mildew resistance means it can stand the test of time like no other material.

Moreover, wool also has this amazing ability to self-regulate temperature, which means it can be used all year round.

We’re here to detail exactly why wool isn’t just for winter and how it can be used, even at the hottest time of the year.

The ultimate summer cover-up

Those just starting their big summer clear out will want to keep hold of a few wool garments. Thanks to its temperature regulating nature, wool is an excellent option for those blustery days and chilly summer evenings.

Our wool shawls come in a variety of colours and designs, and provide the perfect year-round accessory, especially in the face of unpredictable British weather.

Practical, sophisticated, and lightweight, our shawls can be carried wherever you go and can even double as a bed runner or blanket thanks to their generous size.

The perfect place for a picnic

With the weather warming and lockdown measures easing, now is the perfect time to explore nature. And what better way to do that than with a well-timed hike in the countryside.

Taking a picnic along will really make the most of your outdoor excursion, just don’t forget to pack a good quality picnic blanket.

Wool may not be the first material that springs to mind when sourcing a picnic blanket for your summer in the sun, but it is the best. Our fold away and roll up picnic blankets use 100% pure new wool backed with waterproof waxed cotton to ensure the ultimate outdoor blanket.

It’s durable, easy to maintain, compact, and functional, and provides the perfect place to picnic, wherever your adventure takes you.

A sanctuary for sleep

As the spring and summer months approach, most downgrade the tog rating of their duvets to ensure they can keep cool even as temperatures rise.

But unbeknown to most, a wool bedspread is all you need to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

A recent study revealed that wool bedding can actually improve sleep quality and quantity by 25%. This all-natural fibre isn’t just super comfy, its hypoallergenic qualities reduce common bedroom allergies so you can breathe more easily and sleep more soundly.

Its moisture-wicking abilities also help you to maintain a comfortable temperature through the night. Here British Wool explains how:

“Wool has natural insulating and breathable properties that help to keep you warm or cool depending on the season. If you suffer from menopause-related night sweats and hot flushes, wool bedding can help you sleep better and longer. Wool fibre breathes naturally, absorbing moisture from the atmosphere, and then releasing it when the atmosphere is drier.”

A comfy addition to any home

Woollen textiles are great additions to any home. Thanks to their versatility, practicality, and low maintenance, wool home accessories like cushions and throws have risen in popularity in recent years.

Wool is a natural and creative choice for any home interior. It offers great comfort for all whilst repelling dirt and grime to guarantee stylish accessories that look good for longer.