Fresh Raw Wool Material
Churchill & Smith uses purified, natural, high quality Joma wool from New Zealand in its mattress, toppers and pillows. Large volumes of high quality, consistent and clean wool are produced annually in New Zealand from crossbred sheep. There is a special crimping process that is used to increase the natural frequency of the bends and waves that provides an impressive 40-50% increase in bulk along with increased wear life. Our natural wool is one the primary processing fibers. Its complex and natural chemical structure, cannot be artificially manufactured.
Why We Use It…
Wool is a remarkable long lasting breathable natural fiber that warms us in the winter and keeps us cool and comfortable during the summer. Synthetic fibers used in mattresses lock in heat causing overheating at night and more of a restless nights sleep. We use wool because we know the benefits it has on regulating your body temperature and heart rate at night, thus improving your sleep. It wicks moisture away, leaving your body at the ideal temperature all night long!
Synthetic fibers also do not provide the long lasting support that wool fibers provide. Synthetic fibers bottom out when weight is applied and thus does not provide proper support. Wool fiber has a natural springiness, meaning it is inherently resilient and extremely supportive. Wool softly supports and cushions while diffusing pressure points and molding to the body contours. When laying on a mattress or topper made with wool, you can clearly identify the advantages of wool over synthetic materials.
Wool is also naturally flame resistant. Due to the high keratin protein and moisture content of wool, it’s naturally resistant to burning. Tests have shown wool to be among the safest of bedding materials.
Wool is also an ideal fiber for allergy sensitive individuals due to its mold, mildew, and dust mite resistance. Joma wool has been thoroughly cleaned and is non-allergenic, making it ideal for those who suffer allergies to feather and down or synthetic bedding products.
How We Use It…
Our skilled artisans place the wool directly underneath our organic cotton covering. This provides resistance to dust mites and flames, dissipates moisture, and helps keep the mattresses and toppers surface temperature ideal due to its temperature stabilizing properties.