Danish Woolen Delight is owned and operated by a Nurse-Midwife and Lactation Consultant. While living and working in Sweden during the early 90’s, she discovered LANACare soft woolen nursing pads for breastfeeding women. Impressed with their beneficial properties, she recommended them warmly to all the women she worked with. Once moving back to the U.S., she began to import them, so that American women could also benefit from these unique products.
LANACare products were developed by a Danish nurse, who also has a professional background in textile and design. Through LANACare ecological wool products, she found the perfect outlet for the combination of her talents. Within 7 years, the nursing pads grew from virtually nothing, to the #1 rated nursing pad in all of Scandinavia, which has the world’s highest rates of breastfeeding. With the success of the nursing pads, she expanded her line to include infant clothing and blankets. Each product is designed to promote health and well-being. More recent additions include unique “wellness” products for adults. The products are quickly growing in popularity throughout Europe and Russia, as well as in the U.S. and Canada.
The wool used in LANACare products is incredibly soft and soothing. So soft, in fact, that it’s hard to believe it’s wool! Only the highest quality ecological merino wool is selected. The wool meets Europe’s highest ecological standards, receiving the Oeko-Tex Certification of Austria’s “Institute of the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology“. No pesticides have been used on the fields where the sheep graze, nor have any harsh chemicals been used to wash the wool. This keeps the wool pure and natural, retaining its natural lanolin content, and thus the many unique properties of wool.
Natural, untreated wool can absorb up to 40% of its own weight in moisture before feeling wet. As the wool absorbs moisture, its natural lanolin is converted to lanolin soap, which has an antibacterial effect; it cleanses the wool and removes odors. Even when wet, wool feels warm – whether in a cold or warm environment, wool maintains a comfortable temperature next to your skin. Wool’s natural fibers breathe, unlike synthetics. And wool is naturally flame-retardant, without the need for any chemical additives. Of those considering themselves allergic to wool, most actually react to the chemicals used to extract the natural lanolin from the wool, rather than the wool itself. No such chemicals are used on the wool in LANACare products. And the wool has been tested to show that it does not contain dust mites – a growing concern as a cause of allergies.
Natural wool, with it’s unique properties, make it the perfect textile to use when health and well-being are of primary concern. The owners of Danish Woolen Delight and LANACare work continuously together to improve and develop new LANACare products, with the ultimate goal of promoting comfort, health and well-being.
Janice Emanuelsson, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Nurse-Midwife and Owner
Danish Woolen Delight
1325 Rt 128
Westford, VT 05494