Frequently Asked Questions
- Washing & Product Care
- Returns, Shipping, Custom, Policies
- General Bedding & Sleep Questions
- Product Specific Questions
- Mattress Specific Questions
- Clearance Item Questions
- Wool Related
- Cotton Related
- Latex Related
- Chemicals, Dyes, Testing, Certifications
- Allergies & Chemical Sensitivities
Is it true that dust mites don’t like wool?
It is all about the microclimate. Because of wool's ability to absorb and release moisture, the fiber creates a microclimate with a lower relative humidity inhospitable to dust mites. This makes it a great choice if you have allergies to dust mites.
I may have a wool allergy, is your wool different in any way?
While very few people are specifically allergic to wool fibers, some are allergic to the 1% of the sheep’s natural lanolin that is left in the wool to keep it supple.
For those who are irritated when wearing wool, from finding it scratchy to breaking out in hives, it's likely those reactions are the result of the chemical carbonization process used by much of the garment industry. Because our wool is not carbonized or chemically treated in any way, this is never an issue. Find out more about our mill and and their best practices and our Local Eco Wool. In addition, wool is both antimicrobial and antibacterial, a benefit for allergy sufferers.
If you are unsure, we encourage you to test our materials for yourself by ordering our Sensitivity Kit.
What precautions do you take to ensure the products are pure and chemical free?
All our raw materials are routinely certified. We have our own certifications and those of our mills and vendors. All Holy Lamb Organics facilities are designated scent free, and no chemicals are used on site.
Does the fabric have any sizing or chemical finish on it?
There is no chemical sizing or finish used on any of our fabrics.