To create lovingly warm wool quilts, you need to source the highest quality wool for fill, as well as world-renowned cotton for the quilt’s cover. We have done just that. All Aumore quilts use Dorset Downs’ wool, and 100% cotton. This means if necessary Aumore quilts can be used without an external quilt cover. All you need is a fitted sheet, but even when sleeping naked the experience is designed to be comfortable. We love the feeling of soft cotton, quality weaving, thin edges, and smooth sewing when it touches our bare skin. If you’re as sensitive as we are, you’ll appreciate Aumore’s efforts!
Aumore sources its Dorset Downs’ wool from local Australian suppliers, which is reinforced by our ‘Australian grown’ certification and Woolmark standard approval. As this wool is only of the highest level of quality, there is a limited yield each year. This superior wool’s fibres are of maximum length and density, and when compared to lesser wools are natural and healthy because of lower amounts of lanolin.
Aumore wool is carbonised to ensure purity, which also means the original colour of the wool is retained. You’ll never see different coloured wool through the cotton quilt cover. We go so far as to prove this by placing a zipper on the side of each quilt, so you can touch the wool yourself.
This 32-micron Dorset Downs’ wool will not fly out of a quilt cover as shorter wool does. Each wool fibre is approximately 10cm long. Wool fibre length is important, especially if you have a baby or child. Small woollen fibres can be breathed in, as they may float around in the air like dust motes. For elderly people suffering arthritis, wool can help keep joints dry, plus regulate body temperature and moisture levels in wet weather.
Aumore will always tell you exactly how thick your quilt is (grams per metre squared), and we currently offer 3 different wool weights for you to choose from. Some people like more wool because of their cooler body temperature, while others have a preference for how heavy a quilt feels when laid on top of their body. Aumore quilt covers also have unique square-shaped pockets that keep the wool separated equally, so it can never bunch up together.
Aumore endeavours to ensure comfort in all ways possible. This is why we chose natural downs wool. As wool can hold moisture to regulate a sheep’s body temperature, so too can a downs wool cover resting upon two different people simultaneously regulate both of their temperatures, even if one person is hot and the other is cold. One of you cools down while the other warms up.