Are military blankets 100% wool?
Wool blankets have been use by the military for centuries all over the world. The wool blanket is great for camping, extra bedding or use as an emergency blanket. The Military Wool GI Blanket is made of 70% virgin wool 30% synthetic and measures 62″ x 80″.
Can you wash a 100% virgin wool blanket?
The General Rule for all pure wool blankets is to always wash in cold water and gently wring or roll. A hand wash or delicate wash cycle and low-action washer spin on modern appliances can produce a good result. Keep in mind, heat can and usually does shrink wool fibers changing the size and can ruin the appearance.
Can you put a pure wool blanket in the dryer?
To dry wool blankets, it is best to hang them flat over a clothes line outside to support the weight of the wet blanket. Avoid putting wool blankets in the dryer, as it can destroy the softness and shape of the wool blanket.
What can you do with old wool?
Unwanted wool can be donated to local charity shops, textile recycling shops or community groups for re-sale and re-use. Some clothing and textiles collection bags or banks will allow you to put balls of wool in – always check first.
Are military wool blankets good?
The Military Type Blanket is heavy and warm, and it will give you excellent insulation and heat retention even in the middle of a snowstorm or rainstorm. The wool is naturally water repellent and will help keep you dry in a downpour.
What happens if you wash wool?
Wool won’t shrink when washed in high temperatures (it can even be boiled) and even be spin-dried – that’s actually preferred over complicated methods of flat-drying. The combination of heat and movement is what’s causing the shrinking – always wash on a wool-cycle when machine washing.
Which is the best brand of Woolmark to buy?
The Woolmark promises the certified product you purchase is the highest quality. Products with the Woolmark can be traced through the supply chain. Wool is 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable, providing a natural solution for slow fashion.
Where does the wool for Woolmark blankets come from?
“The wool used in this product is recycled from offcuts and waste fibre surplus from blanket or throw production in our Launceston mill. It still maintains many of the excellent advantages of pure wool products including levels of moisture wicking, anti-microbial qualities, natural flame retardancy, durability, warmth and minimal care.”
What do you need to know about Woolmark promise?
The Woolmark promise gives you the confidence that your product is made of natural, renewable and biodegradable wool and meets our exacting quality standards. Our certification program enables you to identify the wool garment or wool care product that is of highest quality.
Who is the creator of the Woolmark label?
Woolmark is not a brand label, it is a label originally issued by the International Wool Secretariat to identify various quality wool products. The mark was designed by an Italian graphic artist, Francesco Saroglia, and was first used internationally in 1964.