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S.W. James loves wool

Why we love wool

We have always tried to project real life on everything we offer at S.W. James. In the hope that if its right for us it will be right for you. The founders of SW James truly believe in providing people, families & homes with what they “need” in a piece of furniture as well as what the “want”. Endless discussions about our own lifestyles and the lifestyles of friends and other people around us are the basis of everything that we offer at S.W. James.

Chesterfield sofas and Chairs for children

S.W. James loves wool

Possibly the greatest product in the world

It was at one of these discussions that we truly unearthed the reasons why we Love Wool so much at SW James and why it may quite possibly be the best product in the world.

We wanted to find a great robust and versatile option for a family very much like ours. A family, which consists of two adults and two young children, in an old house that can be quite drafty at times as well as being quite dusty too. A family where we like smart furnishings but with our every day life of muddy wellies and dirty dogs constantly walking through the house we cant be too precious about our furniture otherwise we would drive ourselves mad.

We are also conscious that we have a responsibility now more than ever to be eco aware, so renewable, biodegradable and natural are all a consideration forus. Because the house is old and a little cold we need a warm material and its is important to us that we try our best to support British industry when we can.

The only product that ticked all the boxes for us is Wool Here’s a little more detail as to why I have wool chesterfields in my home and why S.W James put a great deal of effort into producing exceptional wool Chesterfields for families who need.

Chesterfield sofa in grey wool

S.W. James loves wool

Easy care

The protective waxy coating on wool fibres makes wool products resistant to staining and they also pick up less dust as wool is naturally anti-static.

Herringbone wool fabric chair

S.W. James loves wool

A good option for allergy sufferers

Wool is naturally safe. It is not known to cause allergies and does not promote the growth of bacteria. It can even reduce floating dust in the atmosphere, as the fibre’s microscopic scales are able to trap and hold dust in the top layers until vacuumed away.

Wool and fabric sofa and chairs

S.W. James loves wool

naturally flame retardant

Thanks to its high water and nitrogen content, wool is naturally flame-retardant, and has a far higher ignition threshold than many other fibres. Wool will not melt and stick to the skin causing burns, and produces less noxious fumes that cause death in fire situations.

Natural and renewable wools from S.W. James

S.W. James loves wool

Natural and renewable

Wool is a natural fibre formed in the skin of sheep and has provided humans with on of the most effective forms of all weather protection since the stone age. Science has yet to produce a fibre to match wools unique properties.
As long as there is grass to graze on, every year a sheep will produce a new fleece; making wool a renewable fibre source.
At the end of its useful life, wool can be returned to the soil, where it decomposes, releasing valuable nutrients into the ground. When a natural wool fibre is disposed of in soil, it takes a very short time to break down, whereas most synthetics are extremely slow to degrade.

Talk to the team at S.W. James

The S.W. James Team

we’re here to help

We know ordering your own handmade Chesterfield or vintage sofa is a very personal decision and we know you will have questions before you decide to choose an S.W. James of your own. We are here to help, and we work closely with you throughout every step of the production process to ensure you are 100% happy with your new S.W. James when it arrives in your home.

We’re a passionate team and we love to talk about our Chesterfields and vintage sofas. As a result, if you have questions before you order, or at any point during production, just ask. You will always talk directly with Warren and the other business founders.

Call the team today for a friendly chat on

+44 (0)161 359 5462

Or email Warren and the team by clicking here : warren@swjames.com.

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