how we make it
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Wool is a natural, renewable resource! Each year millions of sheep across the country are sheared and we process the wool into cozy wool-filled comforters, mattress pads and pillows! Meanwhile, the sheep are happily grazing green pastures!
Once the wool arrives at the Mill, we process it using 170 degree water and a bio-degradable soap. This method insure a healthy clean and retains much of the wools natural lanolin. Lanolin is the natural oil found in wool and is what makes it soft and supple.
Many wool processors strip the wool of its lanolin using a method called "carbonizing". This is a chemical bath using hydrochloric acid along with other chemicals to clean the wool which we can all do without.
Once the wool is cleaned, it is air dried for three to five days depending on the time of year. After the wool is dried it is carded on our antique carding machine.The carding machine combs the fibers so that they are almost parallel and creates batting which is the fluffy filling inside our comforters, pillows, and mattress pads.
Our equipment is over 100 years old and we use no chemicals in our processing. Instead, we use good old-fashioned steam! We believe this to be the purest wool batting available.
After carding, the wool is then taken to our tying and sewing room. Where it will be made into a pillow, comforter, or mattress pad.
Comforters and mattress pads are stretched on a wooden frames between soft, 200 thread count organic muslin and tied by our own professional trying staff.
Once tied, they are sewn around the edges, inspected and bagged in a breathable bag and ready for sale!
We take great pride in offering great Michigan made products that are produced at our facility, keeps our people employed and helps our State's economy with each and every sale.