Sheep, the size of elephants, have not been developed (yet???). To overcome this problem, the Sliverknit process was developed to produce a man-made fleece of any desired size. The sequence begins when the wool is shorn from the sheep. It is then cleaned and treated with the Hercosett process to increase its washability. This value added wool, is then knitted into a backing material to produce the wool-pile that is used to produce Hospital Nursing Fleece and Superwool Underlays.
Wool, a natural fibre, is superior to synthetic fibres when bedsore prevention and sleeping enhancement is desired.
All of the above properties add voices for the use of wool- the fibre that absorbs moisture, insulates, regulates heart rate and is safe to use.
Wool-Pile = a natural fibre fleece, made with Merino wool..........the wonder fibre!
Wool-Pile is a man made fleece that has a number of advantages:
Down-Under Wool has a number of Wool-Pile products that are used for Bedsore Prevention and sleeping comfort enhancement. These machine washable pads include:
Sleep with a PURE WOOL Underlay and you'll never sleep with anything else ! Just look at all the healthy benefits of wool for your family. Pure wool "breathes", which makes it more comfortable to sleep on year round. Wool also maintains an even body temperature, absorbing up to 30% of its own weight in moisture without feeling damp. So you'll never feel clammy, just dry and comfortable. Wool is also naturally non-allergenic, flame resistant and environmentally friendly, making it safer for those you love.
Why do I need an underlay?
Will the underlay move on the bed?
Our underlays feature elastic corner straps to hold the underlay firmly in place on your mattress. Usually a fitted sheet is used to cover the underlay.
Can I use an electric blanket with a Superwool Underlay?
Yes, although you probably won’t need one, because of the great insulation properties of our wool. If you do choose to use an electric blanket, place it UNDERNEATH your underlay, directly over your mattress. This allows the heat to rise into the wool above, providing maximum warm cushioning from the underlay. You will probably find you only need it switched on for a short while before getting into bed, as the excellent insulation properties of your underlay will keep you warm and comfortable the rest of the night.
Superwool Underlays are treated with an anti-microbial and anti-bacterial process. Mites hate them but your family will love them. This treatment, "Ultrafresh TM", also means your underlay will only need occasional cleaning.What is Ultra-Fresh and how does it work?
Ultra-Fresh is an intensive anti-microbial and anti-bacterial treatment of the raw fibres that provides lasting resistance to the growth of mould, mildew and fungi. It is not removed by washing or dry cleaning. Many household allergies are caused by the common dust mite which breeds readily in untreated materials. Dust mites feed exclusively on discarded human skin cells, which need to be decomposing for the mites to consume them. Deterring the growth of mould and mildew prevents dust mites from being able to survive, breed and colonise your bedding.
The Ultra-Fresh family of anti-microbials has 40 years of research and development behind it, and has been extensively tested and approved. It has been used world-wide with exemplary success, in products as varied as toothpaste, paint and clothing.
So why would you and your family want to sleep on anything else?
Our top quality "Superwool Underlays" are made from the wool of Merino sheep- the source of the best fine wool in the world. They are machine washable or can be dry cleaned. We recommend that you use Woolskin for the washing and disinfection of wool-pile and sheepskin. All mattress sizes are in stock.
Wool: Its history and incredible properties
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Down-Under Wool is a leading edge company specializing in the prevention & treatment of bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers- a Benchmark for Quality Australian Sheepskin & Wool-Pile products since 1986.
Down-Under Wool is a registered Trade Name. Bedsore: Ulcer Prevention & Treatment:: Australian Medical Sheepskin