Frequently Asked Questions
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. Quality wool blankets do not require frequent cleanings since most dirt sits on the surface and is easily removable by a good shake.
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.
What is the fiber composition of your blankets?
We weave our Farmhouse and Explorer Collection 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. We finish our Farmhouse Collection blankets with a classic yarn whipstitch. Our Heavenly Collection blankets are hand-woven with 100% Merino wool.
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.
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?
What are the dimensions of your blankets?
Our Farmhouse and Explorer Collection 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
Our Heavenly Collection blankets measure approximately 60 inches by 80 inches. They weigh approximately 14.3 lbs each.
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.