Australian Wool Quilts & Underlays - Sales Update & Some Popular Questions Answered

Author: Halcyon Dreams   Date Posted:18 May 2016 

Some Popular Questions Answered

It’s been all hands on deck at the Halcyon Dreams factory. Our tireless team are working 7 days a week and our machines are running all weekend fabricating bale after bale of 100% pure Aussie wool to keep up with the demand due to our largest sale ever.

The sale is still running so if you want to get your hands on one of our top of the range, 100% Australian made, 100% pure Australian wool quilts or woollen underlays at an amazing price, you still have time.

We have been receiving many questions regarding machine washable wool and the warmth of our wool quilts and underlays so in this blog we are going to break it down for you.

Machine Washable Vs Dry Clean Only Wool

The difference between machine washable wool and dry clean only wool is quite simple. Machine washable wool is put through an additional process where the wool is pre-shrunk then coated in a light layer of resin to prevent shrinkage if you would like to wash your wool product in a domestic washing machine. This is a great option for families, especially if you have children running amok and spilling things on your bed! On the contrary, some people simply prefer to wash their doonas or underlays from time to time. If you don’t fall into the above 2 categories then we suggest you choose the dry clean option and follow the general care instructions which are to air your wool product occasionally.

What Product Should I Get? Will I Be Too Warm Or Too Cold?

Believe it or not, most questions we are receiving are people worried about being too warm with our products. Most parts of Australia have been unseasonably warm and we won’t enter into a political debate regarding climate change or global warming! We will however, attempt to answer some common questions to help you with your purchasing choices.

1000GSM Wool Underlays

Due to having one of the highest wool GSM underlays on the market, we are receiving enquiries from people concerned that our underlays may be too warm, especially in summer. Our underlays are fully reversible so you can put the wool side to the bottom in the warmer months to reduce heat. Further to this, as the underlay is under you it doesn’t store heat like a doona that doesn’t breathe would. This helps you to sleep at your optimum temperature throughout the seasons.

Wool Quilt Options

Our wool quilts come in 3 x GSM options – 350GSM, 500GSM and 700GSM. GSM stands for grams per square metre of wool. The more grams per square metre, the more wool and hence the warmer your wool quilt is. If you live in a warmer climate then the 700GSM Pure Opulence wool quilt may be too warm in summer. Most of our team located in Sydney use the 700GSM Pure Opulence Wool Quilt for the vast majority of the year. Wool is unique to other fibres in that it breathes so it doesn’t trap heat between the doona and the sheets throughout the night. Having said this, your wool doona may get too warm on hot summer nights, especially if you live in the northern areas of Australia. We recommend using a summer doona, a light blanket or simply your bed sheets for these occasions.

We hope this blog was informative and if you have any other questions please feel free to talk us via website live chat, email or call us on 1300 653 482. And as always, happy shopping! 


Comments (1)

A Great Company

1 July 2016
What can i say i now have 4 Quilts for my Family and we are very very Happy with them and so warm mmm . And great customer service .

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