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Woollen bedding

Woollen bedding

Wool has been used innovatively in new types of bedding. Woollen blankets have been around for several hundred years – but now there are also woollen pillows, underlays and duvets. Modern processing techniques, for example where the wool is formed into small balls, makes these soft and springy while retaining wool’s qualities of warmth and support.

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Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, 'Meat and wool - Wool products and marketing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, published 24 Nov 2008