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Shropshire wool finds its way in to Japanese futon mattress
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The Shropshire breed of sheep originated in western England, and produces wool with one of the highest densities among the medium-wool sheep breeds. Since the fleece is of dense quality, futon mattresses manufacturers in Japan have started mixing Shropshire wool with other raw materials to make their product softer and warmer.

In an exclusive interview with Fibre2fashion, Mr Tim Booth, Product Development Manager, British Wool Marketing Board, asserted, “The reason for Japanese manufacturers using British wool in higher specification futons, is because the fleece is soft, warm and comfortable. It is particularly resilient and resists the pressure of daily use making the mattresses durable. The wool is excellent in controlling humidity and uniquely absorbs moisture.

“The dampness is later released by the fibres into the atmosphere and it is a natural process that is borne from the fibre's origin on the sheep.”

The immense popularity of Shropshire wool has compelled Japanese television crew to travel all the way to Derbyshire for filming the largest Shropshire flock in the UK.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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