How many layers are the wool covers?
2-3 depending on thickness. We aim for trimness with plenty of coverage. Layers are usually an outer and hidden layer of woven wool for structure, stability and moisture resistance (due to the tighter weave), with an inner layer of knit or interlock wool for softness and absorbency. Occasionally we may have covers available that are completely knit or interlock with one layer heavily felted for stability. No one wants a stretched out cover.
Are they all wool?
Our wool often comes from thrift stores or online sellers like Poshmark or eBay if we are looking for a unique pattern or brand of wool item (we love Pendleton here). We primarily utilize 100% wool items, but occasionally will use a blend of 80% or more wool with a non-absorbent material like nylon or polyester. These high percentage wool blends, in our experience, take lanolin and perform extremely close to, if not exactly the same as, 100% wool. Cashmere and merino are our softest wool types with lambswool being a little less soft, but often more bulletproof in a cover. If you are looking for an absolutely bulletproof cover, keep your eyes peeled for the ones made from heavy winter coats like a pea coat. Those are woven and felted to repel the worst weather, so they work phenomenally in a cover.
What are the benefits of a wrap style cover?
wrap styles are trimmer and less bulky and can be adjusted for a snug fit, helping eliminate blowouts. They can also better fit under other items of clothing if you have a cute outfit or just prefer cotton pajamas. They also can be less messy for the runny baby poop stage since if you get any on the cover, you can just unsnap and remove, vs pulling a messy cover down their legs.