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Choose wool this winter, the sustainable option

Hi there! My name is Fiona (the one in the pink shirt), I';m the textile designer and founder of Candy Coated Accessories. If you're looking for sustainable luxury knitted accessories for yourself or your home, you've come to the right place!

Our products are designed and made in Scotland, and they're inspired by geometric patterns and vibrant colours. I take pride in the fact that every item is knitted using 100% Lambswool.

It should be no surprise that wool is better for the environment than acrylic, which is why investing in wool accessories this winter is a better choice than quick-fix accessories from the high street. Here are my top reasons why.


1. Wool is Biodegradable

As a natural fibre, it breaks down quickly unlike synthetic fibres making it a much better choice for the future of our planet.

2. Wool is an all-natural product

Sheep are part of the natural carbon cycle, consuming the organic carbon stored in plants and converting it to wool. Half of the weight of wool is pure organic carbon. So you can buy wool with a clean conscience knowing that your beautiful scarf or cosy hot water bottle cover supports carbon reduction.

3. Wool is Breathable

When worn, it provides enough space for the right amount of air to seep in, and for heat to seep out, it reacts to changes in your body temperature, keeping you comfortable all day long. Which ties us nicely to number 4...


4. Wool absorbs moisture

Lambswool is super absorbent. It can soak up about thirty percent of its weight in liquid. So, if you get too warm while out walking and sweat, your sweat will be absorbed and then will dissipate over the course of the day. This ability makes it a perfect choice for accessories because even without frequent washing, your wool won’t stay damp or smelly! 


5. Wool is Durable

Wool is resistant to odour and stains, meaning garments require less washing which has less environmental impact. It is also naturally elastic meaning it retains its shape well.

Personally, I just love Lambswool as it's super cosy, is characteristically soft and protects its colour. This makes it perfect for high-quality vibrant textiles such as mine. So if you haven’t tried Lambswool yet, go on, treat yourself, and make the right choice this festive season.

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