Wool

American Dream Wool

From Barn to Boudoir: Our wool comes from select growers in the USA

The Suite Sleep American Dream Wool batting and fill is 100% pure virgin wool sourced from US growers. Our wool is never factory farmed and our growers use best animal husbandry practices. The overall carbon footprint of raw materials is important to us, so we choose to buy only from US growers thereby reducing our carbon footprint in shipping wool from far off countries like New Zealand or Australia. Our wool is processed domestically using all natural processes without chemicals, dyes, or added oils, meaning that it contains no residues from the processing--just time-honored warmth and absorbency. Our recent partnership with Black Cat farm brings our story to the local level. Just a few miles from our plant, we source gorgeous Tunis wool from our friends Eric and Jill at Black Cat Farm.

Incomparable Care
The wool comes from coarse-wool sheep in the USA, where small family-run businesses take exceptional pride in their natural methods. The sheep are carefully bred and live a stress-free life. During the summer months, the animals graze on land that has never been used for agriculture, guaranteeing that it is free from contaminants such as pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers. In winter, a well-ventilated, climate-controlled barn with clean floors is stocked daily with fresh bedding and a non-rationed organic food supply. The animals are also checked daily for continued health. The resulting fleeces--shorn from live animals, carefully sorted, and washed with only hot water and vegetable-based soaps (no toxic detergents, chemicals, or chlorine bleach)--contain wool fibers that are strong and springy. The fleeces are then processed without the use of oils or bonding agents into wool that retains between 4% and 6% lanolin, a natural dust-mite repellent.

Benefits
The quality natural product achieved by treatment with only vegetable-based agents for washing, lubrication, and static control is just the start.

  • Naturally flame-retardant
  • Absorbent (it can absorb 30 percent moisture and remain dry--excellent in cases of "night sweats")
  • Resilient in form and shape, great for comfort and for aesthetics
  • Cool in summer, warm in winter, it's the perfect choice for great sleep
  • Naturally resistant to dust mites, because it does not retain moisture
  • Mother Nature's natural climate control

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Black Cat Farm, Boulder Colorado