For allergy and asthma sufferers bedding has long been a major source of irritation. Common allergens, dust mites, mould and mildew are frequently found in mattresses, bedding and pillows, where the warm humid conditions and abundant food source offer the perfect environment. The tiny particles released by these irritants are easily airborne, triggering coughing, wheezing and breathing difficulties for those who suffer, leading to a poor night's sleep and its associated health effects.
To mitigate the effects of these allergens, all wool used in the manufacture of MiniJumbuk bedding products, undergoes the Ultra-Fresh process. Ultra-Fresh is an intensive anti-microbial treatment, comprising both anti- bacterial and anti- fungal properties, that inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi. When applied to textiles the process is a particularly effective deterrent to the colonisation of dust mites, minimising the growth of mould and mildew, preventing them breeding. An extensively tested treatment, used worldwide in products as varied as flooring, clothing and medical supplies, Ultra-Fresh meets international standards for safety and effectiveness. Long lasting and odourless, Ultra- Fresh is not removed by washing or dry-cleaning.
At MiniJumbuk, Ultra-Fresh provides us with confidence for long-term, hygienic bedding freshness. Independent testing shows a MiniJumbuk quilt contains virtually no dust mites even after two years of use. Combine this knowledge with the confidence of buying a locally made, Australian wool product, and even asthma and allergy sufferers will sleep easy.