Wool vs Synthetics & Down
The material of the pillow will determine its quality, functionality, and firmness. Many contemporary fillings such as down, memory foam, or polyester fall short in terms of support, functionality, and health factors. Down retains moisture and is prone to mildew, making it an allergenic filling. Polyester and memory foam are artificial materials and emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to the human body, often irritating the eyes, throat, and nose.
On the other hand, wool is a millennia-old organic material that offers the natural qualities of great support and comfort and has well-established health-promoting properties. Wool pillows are not required by law to be sprayed with fire retardants. Wool is naturally flame resistant. In addition, they dry very fast without the risk of getting mouldy. Its unique fiber structure repels dust mites and has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. All those benefits of wool allow us to use only the purest materials and fabrics and craft pillows that are 100% chemical-free. This also makes them suitable for people with allergies and sensitivity to chemicals.