Canelana is a Norwegian company that specializes in producing premium wool products for both humans and dogs. Their product range includes wool sweaters, jackets, mittens, and training vests for humans, as well as wool dog coats and beds.
At Canelana, quality is of utmost importance. All of their products are crafted using only the finest wool materials, ensuring durability, comfort, and longevity. Moreover, their commitment to ethical and sustainable wool production makes them a responsible and conscious choice for customers who care about the environment.
Canelana’s dedication to customer satisfaction is evident through their exceptional customer support, which makes working with them a great experience. They ship to many countries so don’t hesitate to contact them for shipping options and costs.
About the Canelana Wool Mattress
Canelana offers a few different beds for different scenarios. The “Wool mattress with waterproof underside” is a bed that you can take with you for outdoor competitions or for a camping trip because the skai bottom makes it easy to clean.
The top of the bed is pure wool with a zipper that allows you to wash the outside cover separately. The middle layer is a 2 cm (0.8”) thick foam which provides comfort but doesn’t make the bed overly soft.
The bottom of the bed is made of skai, which is an artificial leather. It is durable, easy to clean, and gives some “stiffness” to the bed’s shape.
Canelana Wool Mattress Review
This bed is very similar to their Wool bed that we reviewed before, but this one has a skai underlayer as well.
The advantages of using wool mentioned in the previous review also apply here. Wool is far less likely to be static than other materials. The air is dry in our apartment over the winter, and many times I saw and heard Mia sparking when walking off the other beds that made her uncomfortable. This was never a problem with this bed! As a result, there is also less hair getting stuck to the material than with other beds.
While this bed is still surprisingly light and packable, the skai bottom makes it a little stiffer. This might make it harder to stuff a slightly bigger bed into a crate and make it harder to pack it if you don’t have enough room for it to be flat.
I used this bed in Mia’s car crate to give her a little extra warmth during the chillier morning/evening trainings. I like how it stayed in place in the crate without sliding around while driving or when Mia jumped in/out of the crate.
It was also great to use as a placemat outdoors. Some leaves and dirt got stuck to the top wool layer but nothing that would be hard to shake off. While wool is excellent at handling getting wet, this bed doesn’t have a waterproof liner covering the foam mattress. Wool itself is pretty resistant against mold and dries quickly, but the inner foam needs to be removed from the cover to air dry to avoid molding.
Thoughts on Wool
As we tested Canelana’s wool products, we also took the time to research the benefits and concerns associated with using wool in clothing. Wool is a renewable and biodegradable material, making it a great option for reducing waste from synthetic materials in the fashion industry.
When purchasing wool products, it is important to consider how the wool is sourced and the treatment of the animals. Canelana produces all of its products in Poland, sourcing wool from various countries, including Germany, Poland, Estonia, New Zealand, and South America. These countries adhere to the EU’s strict regulations on all aspects of production, including animal welfare.
It’s worth noting that mulesing, a controversial practice in which skin is removed from a sheep’s hindquarters to prevent flystrike, is only prevalent in Australia, and Canelana does not source wool from such a place.
While we acknowledge that the reality of animal farms may not align with the idealized image of happy sheep, using synthetic materials and contributing to microplastic pollution is not an optimal solution either. Ultimately, making ethical and environmentally responsible purchasing decisions requires taking all aspects of a product into account.
We aim to provide you with all the relevant information on Canelana’s products so that you can make an informed decision based on the facts at hand.
Here is some additional information about the dyeing process from Canelana’s supplier:
“We buy wool after washing or sweating, which we further wash and dye in the process. The company that performs these services has certificates and also uses appropriate agents and dyes that are friendly to the environment and to humans because of the direct contact of woolen products with human skin, but also in contact with animals. Production takes place at two carding departments where the woolen tape is prepared and knitting where the material is produced. These processes are mechanical, and no chemicals are used. Only the stabilization process in the final stage requires gluing the fabric “stiffening” with textile glue. The dyeing process is absolutely non-toxic, and the dyes used by the service provider do not contain harmful substances.”
This bed is well-made, light, and provides excellent comfort to the dog wherever you go. The unique wool outer layer makes it more or less anti-static, breathable, and odor-resistant, which are all great features for a bed, and the skai bottom provides protection on any ground!
If your dog needs more joint support while sleeping or needs a waterproof layer around the padding, this is probably not an ideal choice for you, but we highly recommend everyone else to look into this bed!
Where to buy
You can buy all their products on their website. The bed comes in five sizes.
Mia’s bed is the 70/90 size, which is a very comfortable fit for her.