Wool Blog

From Great Lake to Great Wool

As proud Michiganders, we take our water seriously. Living in a state that borders 4 of the 5 Great Lakes gives us a profound appreciation for the clear, clean water that surrounds us.

It All Starts With The Wool!

Our process begins with our wool source. We searched from coast to coast to find ranchers that not only had the purest wool but enough of it to meet the ever growing demand for our wool bedding. We also wanted to be assured that the sheep that wear our wool are raised and shorn humanely and that the land they graze is...

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Today marks one year of our Frankenmuth Woolen Mill Facebook page. The past 365 days have been a whirlwind here at our historic mill. Our Facebook page launch coincided with the roll-out of our rebranded website, www.wool-bedding.com. They have both been huge successes to say the least. 

Are you Ready for a Long Winter's Nap?

’Tis nearly Christmas. Are you ready for a long winter’s nap?

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, too many of us aren’t. They estimate that 30 to 35% of adults suffer from brief symptoms of insomnia, 15-20% experience short term insomnia disorder 

Visions of Sugar Plums Since 1894

We are humbled and honored that so many families choose our bedding to give the gift of great sleep.  These “presents” of wooly goodness got us thinking about how Christmas gifts and traditions have changed since our mill first opened in 1894.

Christmas became a federal holiday in the United States a mere 24 years before the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill opened its doors.

Thank the King for Turkey rather than Lamb Chops for Dinner

It’s Thanksgiving. And while all of America is thinking about turkey and stuffing, we’re thinking more about how all that feasting makes everyone just plain sleepy.

We can’t help it. Great sleep is our business.

How Do You Know You Really Got The Best Price?

When is a business’ best price really their best price? Is it when you see and ad that promises a “great sale” only to see an even lower price the following month?

Why should someone that buys a product on Cyber Monday get a better deal than someone who orders their product on June 1st? 

A SOUR SMELL SHOULDN'T INTERRUPT YOUR SWEET DREAMS

This month, we have had at least five inquiries asking if our wool has a smell to it. It has sort of taken me by surprise because 1) our wool doesn't smell so I don't think about that being a possibility and 2) people sell bedding that smells? Ick. 

When A Sign Is More Than A Sign

According to Webster a sign is: a display (such as a lettered board or a configuration of neon tubing) used to identify or advertise a place of business or a product.  As we designed new signs for our 124 year old Woolen Mill, we felt that Webster’s definition, while accurate,...

Keeping Sheep Safe

Here at the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill, the sheep help us sleep at night, whether we’re counting them; nestling under cozy comforters made from their fleeces; or resting our heads on a scrumptious wool pillow. But how do our farmers sleep, when sheep are such delectable prey for so many predators come nightfall? Depending...

A Gift to Last

Summer’s here. And with it come so many good intentions: plans to spend more time in the garden; to find extra weekends to escape to that lake on the edge of the northern woods; to go fishing; take a few camping trips, or enjoy more picnics at the beach. But before we can even scan the weather forecast to choose the best days to go, our mailbox fills with birth announcements, graduation announcements, and wedding invitations.

The Dryer Ball Story

How do they work? Basically, when you add a load of clothes to the dryer, all that wet fabric wants to clump together, even as the dryer tumbles it about. When you toss a few wool balls in with a load, they tumble around and pull the fabrics apart, continuously fluffing them, enabling the dryer’s hot air to circulate more efficiently through the clothing to evaporate the moisture.