1 Nov 2009

Woollen sheets low on itch factor, say scientists

12:05 pm on 1 November 2009

Light-weight woollen sheets are being produced in New Zealand as the result of 25 years of scientific research.

The sheets can be used throughout the year and feel good as opposed to prickly against the skin, according to AgResearch.

Surinder Tandon, who worked on the project, says a mix of 85% wool and 15% polyester has been developed by spinning fine yarn.

The sheets are unique to New Zealand because woollen sheets produced elsewhere have had a wool content of only 30%, he says.

The New Zealand sheets are machine washable, can be tumble dried and are expected to be sold here by next year.