Wool fiber is a renewable, sustainable and 100% biodegradable resourse, which sheep love to give away! Sheep are shorn once or twice a year. Wool felt is a natural product - supposedly, the first felt was made by the hooves of the sheep on Noah's Arc, when their wool fell down on the floor. The process of making wool felt has a very low environmental impact - all you need is warm water and soap. Felt is a nonwoven fabric that is extremely durable and makes the best material for footwear - it is warm, hygenic, breathable and therapeutic, and, just like when sheep wear wool, it repels dirt!
BaahBOOTS are made of all natural sheep wool fiber that comes from local US family farms, where sheep are treated like pets. They are loved and cared for throughout their lives. The pictures are curtesy of Keri Boucher of Iris Creek Farm in Scotland, Connecticut. When your buy BaahBOOTS, you support local businesses and local US fiber farms.
BaahBOOTS provide an instant feeling of comfort and well-being. Natural sheep’s wool is unique in a way it absorbs and evaporates moisture, while remaining dry itself. This property makes wool felt footwear comfortable year round. Bunion sufferers will find a relief from pain when wearing wool felt shoes, which do not create pressure points on sore spots. Wearing sheep’s wool on bare feet improves blood circulation, and is especially beneficial for those with arthritis. Wool is rich in lanolin, which accelerates the healing of wounds and skin cracks, possesses antiallergenic and anti-inflammatory properties, and repels mildew and dust mites. The dry heat of the sheep’s wool on bare feet helps curing the colds. Due to its unique chemical structure and natural moisture content, wool is naturally fire-resistant. A wool blanket can also help you sleep better. Tests have shown that the heart rate under a wool-filled comforter is always significantly lower.