Benefits of wool
You'll love wool rugs for your health! Pure, hand-spun wool is non-toxic, non-allergenic, and deters bacterial growth, which is beneficial for asthma and allergy sufferers. Dust mites cannot thrive in the sheep’s wool fibers, because the lanolin repels them.
A pure wool rug does not attract mold or mildew because wool releases the moisture it attracts back into the air, making it homeostatic and reducing static electricity.
Pure wool rugs purify indoor air of common contaminants like formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide, by lacking them deep in the core fibers. This is beneficial for people who suffer from multiple sensitivity (MCS), caused by exposure to low-level chemicals from household products, including synthetic carpets.
Wool rugs do not need moth repellents. If you clean your carpets and do not have dark, damp or dusty corners, there will be no moths. Fresh air and movement deter them.
Pure wool has a high moisture and protein content that has a natural flame resistant—it does not ignite and is self-extinguishable.