Speaking of animals, our wool is not attached to the sheep’s skin because Aumore does not want to support any industry that kills animals. Aumore’s underblanket wool is woven together to create a specific density. This is because when the wool is natural (as worn by the sheep), we find it doesn’t have the density your body requires for ultimate comfort. We use 1.5cm long surface wool fibres – longer than you’ll find on most other wool underblankets.
The 100% down-proof cotton layer is a very tough fabric that is incredibly hard to tear, but as it’s so thin, it’s proved to be extremely comfortable. ‘Down-proof’ means when used next to sharp and pointy down feathers, this cotton fabric still won’t tear.
The flexible skirt around the underblanket stretches to fit the mattress just as a mattress protector does, and it fits well whether you’re lying on the woollen side, or on the fabric side of the underblanket. It’s very stretchy material, but it keeps its shape well.
Aumore wool underblankets have very little smell, and if there is any, it’s only the soft natural smell of wool. Our wool definitely does not have a strong chemical odour often found on cheaper woollen underblankets.
Our wool underblankets are non-allergenic because they are very well weaved. The fibres do not fall off easily. You’d need to take considerable effort to pull them off of the underblanket.
Wool is much less flammable than other natural fibres, and it doesn’t get mould or mildew very easily, although it retains the perfect amount of moisture necessary to maintain body temperature. This moisture also ensures no small dry wool fibres can float away like dust particles.
Finally, wool doesn’t stain easily because of its natural lanolin coating, so spills and smells can be easily removed. If there is a better underblanket in the world, please tell us, because we’d like to see it!