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How to choose the right wool quilt

What is the best type of quilt to buy?

You’ve decided to invest in a wool quilt. Great choice: we love wool because it’s hypoallergenic, sustainable, naturally renewable, and delivers year-round comfort for every member of the family.

Now, it’s time to take a look at all the options available and find the one that’s right for you.

Woolstar has a large range of quilts to suit all sleepers, from those who feel the heat overnight, to those who like a little extra luxury, warmth, and comfort as they drift off to sleep.

Some of the most common characteristics of sleepers are listed below, alongside a recommended quilt or collection from Woolstar. Where do you fit in?


How to choose the right quilt:

What quilt is best for a hot sleeper?

Is your quality of sleep suffering? Do you often feel agitated and warm during the night, waking multiple times due to your discomfort? Hot sleepers often have trouble falling and staying asleep. 

If this sounds like you, we recommend looking for light wool layers with a smooth cotton covering, such as Woolstar’s Ultra Light Wool Quilt from the Eco collection.

Hot sleepers will feel calm and relaxed under this lightweight quilt. It’s perfect for the summer months, too.

What quilt is best for those who feel cold at night?

If you find yourself struggling to warm up in bed and instead shivering through the night, you need a new quilt designed especially for cold sleepers.

While it’s normal for your body temperature to drop at night, cold sleepers struggle to fall asleep due to their sensitivity to cooler temperatures.

Sound familiar? We recommend the Ultimate Wool Quilt. This 100% Australian wool quilt retains heat without added weight to give you the warmth you need without making you feel uncomfortably hot.

A quality mattress topper or underblanket also adds an extra cosy layer.



Best wool bedding for babies and kids

Sleep soundly with specially crafted bedding for babies

Woolstar is proud to share its baby range with families all over the world, helping mums and dads make eco-friendly and sustainable choices for their children.

Merino Mini is a collection under the Woolstar name that offers blankets, quilts, toppers, and more - all specially designed to ensure safety and comfort for little ones. 

Shopping for a gift? We have a beautiful range of products to spoil babies and kids.



Make an eco-friendly choice with Woolstar

Sustainable wool products for every member of the family

The wool quilts from our Eco collection are Oeko-Tex certified, meaning no harmful toxins are used. Certified by the international Woolmark® symbol, these plush quilts are made with 100% Tasmanian wool filling.

Each Woolstar product can even be  traced back to the farm the wool came from. Find out more about our Farm2Shelf initiative



What quilt is suitable for allergy or asthma sufferers?

Keep allergies at bay and enjoy a sound and restful sleep

If you suffer from allergies or sensitive skin conditions, you know that finding the right products - from clothes to bedding - has its challenges.

Good news: wool is naturally hypoallergenic, making it a fantastic choice for allergy sufferers. 

Fine wool products (such as merino) may also help those who suffer from eczema or other skin sensitivity issues.


If you’re looking for a quilt suitable for those with allergies, we recommend our Alpaca Wool Quilt from the Classic collection.



Restless sleepers

Do you toss and turn throughout the night?

Freezing cold when you hop into bed, but end up throwing off your quilt as you get too hot?

If you’re a restless sleeper, you’re suffering disturbed sleep and paying for it the next day.

Your body temperature is likely playing its role in you feeling sluggish and drained when you wake up in the morning. Wool is a fantastic all-rounder as it helps to regulate your body temperature. That means it can draw heat and moisture away from your body during warmer nights, but can also keep you feeling warm and comfortable during the winter.

If you’re a warm sleeper, we suggest exploring our Summer quilt collection. Alternatively, our All-Season collection will be a good fit for year-round comfort.



Don’t forget about under the covers, too

So you’ve found the perfect wool quilt for you. But don’t forget everything else that’s going on under the covers as well. 

Mattress toppers

Add an extra plush layer of comfort under your sheets with Woolstar’s 100% wool mattress toppers.

Improved comfort and better protection for your mattress? Yes please. Shop mattress toppers now.


Keep your head and neck supported every night with a hypoallergenic wool pillow from Woolstar. 

Relieve pressure and enjoy your deepest sleep yet with pillows in high, medium, and low profiles to suit all needs.


These gorgeous throws and blankets have been manufactured to the highest standards to ensure quality, comfort, and warmth.

See our pure Merino blankets made from 100% Tasmanian wool. 


Keep those frosty toes warm during even the chilliest of winters with our socks, slippers, and UGG boots, plus explore our other accessories.



Why choose wool?

Quality sleep is one of the most important things you need for overall good health and wellbeing. Wool has a number of features that all play their role in helping you enjoy a deeper and more restorative sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

Sustainable & ethically sourced

Australian wool is renowned for being one of the most sustainable natural textiles, as it’s naturally replenished often.


The welfare of animals is maintained thanks to Australia’s strict standards and protocols, while our Farm2Shelf initiative allows you to trace wool all the way to the farm it came from.


Wool is made by nature, and is therefore 100% biodegradable. It can decompose in as little as one year (depending on conditions). Compare this to man-made textiles, which have a devastating impact on our planet and can take up to 200 years to decompose. 


Wool is an insulator, and just as sheep can survive in Australia's hot, harsh conditions and the blistering cold, woollen products also keep your body regulated when you are asleep. 

Synthetic materials, on the other hand, provide little breathability and can leave you feeling overheated and stifled. 


Unlike synthetic textiles like polyester, wool is hypoallergenic making it the perfect choice for those who suffer from allergies or asthma.


Additionally, wool is suitable for sensitive skin (including babies), while polyester can cause irritation and even exacerbate existing skin problems.





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