Blissful Organics wool is processed under the strict guidelines set forth by the Global Organic Textiles Standards (GOTS). Blissful Organics has partnered with a 100% Organic Certified processor and handler of Organic Wool. Going organic means the materials used are NON-GMO with absolutely no pesticides and herbicides being used in the process. Now you can rest easy knowing the wool is free of unwarranted chemicals.
Natural wool is not in fact “Natural”. Often times non-organic wool will go through a process in which sheep are dipped into insecticides and pesticides in order to kill off any ticks and mites that may be lurking in the sheep’s wool. These chemicals are not only toxic and inhumane to the animal, but are also potently toxic to us, as these chemicals can be absorbed through the skin once it comes in contact with the wool.
Wool is obtained from sheep, known as woolen fleece, and is a very popular fiber used in many consumer goods made of fabric. The bedding industry is among one of the primary consumers of this product. Blissful Organics only purchases the best North American certified organic wool from farmers. With our connections to obtain only the best wool, we greatly value the ethical practice of sheep shearing, endorsing peace and tranquility amongst the animals to ensure that no animal is harmed in order to produce our materials.
Many companies in today’s market place utilize the word “wool” without assurance of its organic quality and property. Blissful Organics uses certified organic wool from farmers throughout the nation, which are in its purest form, and free of chemicals. Some farmers will treat their wool with chemical sanitation products after a sheep has been sheared, which violates our mission to provide products that are both safe, and non-toxic.
Not only is wool used to provide warmth and comfort, but it is also naturally flame resistant. This amazing fiber has many inherent qualities that can benefit human beings. While wool is flame resistant, manufacturers do need to have the right formula with the right combination of wool and other components within their mattresses in order to officially pass as a flame resistant material.
Thanks to wool’s characteristic of keeping both sheep and humans warm, it can hold up to 30% of its weight in water and still feel dry to the touch. When moisture makes contact with the wool, the molecules of the wool will spread the moisture outward to the surface of the fabric, allowing the skin to remain relatively dry. In comparison to other fabrics on the market, wool is far more efficient at wicking moisture away, making it one of the most popular fabrics to consume.
In addition to the many properties that wool possesses, wool is also naturally hypoallergenic. This is a wonderful thing for many children that may suffer from various allergies that make then allergic to certain fabrics, scents, and smells. Because wool is hypoallergenic, it is resistant to such things as dust mites, mildew, and bacteria growth, which makes the material very safe and breathable to use. It is for this reason that we at Blissful Organics value our use of organic wool in our products, which speak volumes to the standards we uphold to promote safety among our products.
|Organics Supplier Practices||Common Wool Industry Practices We Appose|
|Never||Wool fibers are dipped in strong acids to dissolve residual vegetable matter.|
Sheep are bathed in toxic chemical bath with insecticides and fungicides
|Natural unbleached wool||In order to get the purest whites and brightest colors, most wool fibers are bleached and dyed.|
|Mulesing||Never||Patches of skin off the sheep (to discourage infection and flies from laying eggs in the folds)|
|Sustainability||Farmers are paid premium for wool when fowling organic farming practices. Sheep stay happy, safe and healthy.||Farmer use cost effective methods to meet a lower price point. But resulting in a lot of negatives as stated above.|
*Some Wool suppliers also meet these same practices. But have not opted not to be certified due to costs or can't be certified do to the pastures not being organic.