Virgin wool defined:
Virgin wool can be defined in two ways. One is the wool taken from a lamb's first shearing. The result is a soft buttery, vibrant, velvet texture. The other meaning is wool that has never been used, processed, or woven before. This type can come from mature sheep.
Organic wool means.
In order for wool to be certified organic in the U.S., it must be produced in accordance with federal standards for organic livestock production, which are:
A key point to remember about the USDA and OTA organic wool designations: the organic certification extends only to livestock –it doesn’t cover the further processing of the raw wool
Our Virgin Wool
The Virgin wool used in our latex mattresses is sourced from free range farms were sheep graze on natural vegetation in open fields. We disallow the use of processing practices such as carbonation, chemical crimping, bleaching and coating that damages the wool and adds chemicals which are forbidden in our organic latex mattresses.