The topper is a thick, diamond quilted wool pad that sits on top of your mattress or futon and is fixed at the corners with elastic. The amazing wicking qualities of wool will keep you naturally dry and a topper is easier to air than a mattress or futon.
The Demeter certified wool used in all Blessed Earth’ pillows quilts and toppers is from Cowobbee Pastoral Company, Oberon NSW. The superb, 400 thread count organic sateen outer covering is light and fine enough to resist wool "creep" through the fabric. We pay a premium of over 100% for the fact that these materials are certified organic. These are the finest wool bedding products in the world and they cannot be compared to cheap imports claiming to be made in Australia. Currently the central layer of carded wool in the topper is organically scoured conventional wool.
However, we do recommend the use of a protector over the mattress and topper. Our toppers use 1200gms of wool per square metre and yet they weigh only about 4kg (queen size). Toppers add wonderful comfort and relief for sore joints and at the same time will keep your mattress or futon completely dry. They are especially recommended for convalescents and are also perfect for softening an old or hard bed. The filling is high micron count white Suffolk fleece wool and the outer casing is made from certified organic 400 thread count sateen finish fabric.
The unique insulation qualities of wool will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Please Note: Wool toppers cannot be washed. Regular airing in sunshine is a great way to freshen up and sanitise your topper. If there is a spill, it’s okay to sponge and dry with hair-dryer.
A note about scouring: Scouring is the process by which wool is cleaned. The conventional process is to "carbonise" it using sulphuric acid, which dissolves all vegetable matter that might be contained in the wool. Obviously, we refuse to use that process and as a consequence there may be occasional impurities in the wool. which can show through the cover. Similarly, the covers on all our wool bedding products are unbleached organic cotton. Consequently there can be the occasional slight mark on the product which would normally be bleached out in a conventional product. Please regard these as beauty spots - further evidence of the purity of the product you are buying.
This product is proudly made in Australia.
For a full description of what's involved in your wool bedding product and how you can expect it to perform, please refer to the web page Organic Wool Bedding Information.