Frequently Asked Questions

Best Wool Blankets

 

Why are wool blankets so special? 

Wool is a breathable fiber that produces instant warmth. Not only is wool naturally temperature-regulating, but it is also a sustainable resource. Wool has water-resistant qualities and repels moisture vapor through its fibers, thereby making it less susceptible to mold or mildew. Studies show that merino wool can be bent up to 20,000 times before breaking. Wool blankets are a timeless and practical addition to your home and survival outdoor gear collection.

Why does Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company use merino wool? 

Simply put, we feel merino sheep yield the best quality of wool fiber for blankets. We take this one step further and weave our blankets with virgin merino wool, meaning we do not use any recycled wool. Merino wool is renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable. The fiber length, known as the "staple," is longer and thinner, commonly referred to as the "micron." This composition results in a soft and durable feel.

Why is this blanket not 100% wool? 

We add a small amount of nylon to the warp and weft to provide extra durability and strength. We feel that a fiber-blended blanket provides better functionality and enhanced longevity.

What is the best way to care for my wool blanket? 

These blankets are dry clean only. Please see our product care section.

Dry cleaning is the best way to maintain the size, structure, and appearance of your wool blanket. We do not recommend putting a wool blanket in the washing machine or dryer. Doing so can cause fiber breakage and significantly alter the shape and feel of your wool blanket. 

Quality wool blankets do not require frequent cleanings since most dirt sits on the surface and is easily removable by a good shake.  

What is the fiber composition of your blankets? 

We weave our blankets with virgin merino wool. The fiber composition is 80% merino wool / 15 nylon polyester blend / 5% other fibers. The nylon blend and other fibers add strength to the weave.  We stitch thick double threading around each edge. Each blanket is finished with a classic yarn whipstitch. 

How many microns is your yarn? 

The average fiber diameter of our wool is between 22-23 microns.

There was a scent when I opened the package. What is that? 

Well, it’s wool! Wool fiber has a distinct scent, due in part to natural wax and oils. Lanolin oil is found naturally in sheep wool and may be noticeable by those with an acute sense of smell.  Although rare to pick up on, this scent is a testament to the wool’s purity. We recommend removing your blanket from the plastic bag, allowing it to breathe.

What is the difference between the Farmhouse Collection and Explorer Collection wool blankets?

The main difference between these two collections is the finish after the weaving process. The Explorer Collection blankets have a milled finish. The milled finish creates inter-fiber felting and fabric consolidation, which results in optimal density for rugged outdoor excursions. 

The Farmhouse Collection blankets have a brushed finish. After the weaving process, we give our Farmhouse Collection blankets a napped or “brushed” finish, which results in extra loft and softness.

Are your wool blankets fireproof?

No. This blanket is neither fire retardant nor fireproof blanket. Like any other natural fiber, it will burn and produce a flame. Please use caution and avoid open flames. We do not treat Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company blankets with a chemical flame retardant.

Are your wool blankets waterproof?

No.

What are the dimensions of your blankets? 

Our blankets measure approximately 66 inches by 90 inches. They weigh approximately 4 lbs each. Please note, because of the elasticity of wool fiber, there may be up to a 5% +/- variance in dimension.

Do you offer wholesale blanket prices? 

Yes. Please see our wholesale inquiry section.

What is your return policy? 

Please see our return policy section.

Where can I use my Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company E-Gift card? 

Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company E-Gift cards are applicable only to purchases made through our website.