Wool Blanket A wool blanket is a staple in many Northern homes. Growing up, at home in New England, every bed in the house had a cozy wool blanket. It's a nice tradition. Wool blankets are heirloom quality because they last nearly forever; wool is extremely durable as well as very warm. Our merino wool blankets are a perfect way to bring the tradition to your home. They feature traditional satin binding and are made by experts - Waratah - Australia's oldest textile company.