Wool..the miracle fibre, has been used for protection and warmth for centuries. Research and technology has extended the usage and washability of wool and sheepskin. Wool can now be treated to allow it to be machine washable and protected from shrinking in hot water. Merino wool still attached to the hide ( medical sheeepskin) can now be machine washed and disinfected with Woolskin These hides..Australian HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin are used extensively to prevent pressure sores that may develop in people confined to a bed or chair.
Wool protects by reducing pressure, shear and friction. Wool also readily absorbs moisture, without feel wet, keeping the skin dry. All of these wool propreties work together to prevent pressure sores.