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Christchurch, Canterbury,

John Marshall and Company was established over 70 years ago and is a wholly owned and operated New Zealand company with a proud reputation for delivering to specification on time anywhere around the world. John Marshall and Company desire to assist in positioning New Zealand wool as one of the world's primary processing fibres. It is our belief that in today's world, wool has a vital role to play in meeting emerging environmental demands.


Natural Benefits

Wool has been used for millennia as a natural, comfortable and healthy bedding. Wool fibre has a natural curl which gives it bounce, body and soft support characteristics ideal for use in mattresses and bedding. Joma Wool® is further enhanced through a special crimping process, which we have perfected through years of research and continue to improve through ongoing innovation.

The unique physical properties of Joma Wool® create a range of benefits for both personal wellbeing and practicality of use.

greater BULK

Joma Wool's special crimping process provides an impressive 40-50% increase in bulk with the benefit of increased wear life and added volume without weight. The crimping process increases the natural frequency of the bends or waves along the length of the wool fibres, which are then permanently heat set to predetermined limits.

strength & RESILIENCE

Joma Wool’s resilience is due to the bonds between the core fibrils. Fibrils are shaped rather like springs of a mattress and are linked together by natural chemical bonds. This bonding prevents the spirals rotating when pulled or pushed, providing Joma Wool with excellent elastic and torsional rigidity which resists packing down under pressure. 


Wool has long been valued for its outstanding insulating properties. By trapping air within its fibres, wool offers exceptional temperature regulation that keeps people cool in summer and warm in winter. Temperature changes within wool are slow and gradual, creating a stable microclimate which helps to provide a more rested night's sleep.


Water Repellence

Wool has the unique ability to repel liquid water yet absorb water vapour. This occurs because the outer layer of wool has a hydrophonic epicuticle which causes water to bead up and run off, while water vapour diffuses into the fibre through microscopic pores in the surface. This natural liquid repellence is an ideal attribute for mattresses and bedding.

Flame Resistance

Years of tests have continually demonstrated wool to be among the safest of bedding materials for flame resistance. The high keratin and moisture content make it naturally resistant to burning. It is difficult to set wool alight and it tends to extinguish itself. Joma Wool achieves superior flame-resistance without the need for harmful chemicals.

Allergy Free

All Joma Wool is thoroughly cleaned and is non-allergenic, making it ideal for customers who are allergic to feather and down or who suffer a reaction with synthetic bedding products. Joma Wool is also available treated with UltraFresh, an antimicrobial, antifungal treatment for added protection.



The natural keratin in wool means it can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in water without feeling wet. This is particularly effective towards water vapor. As humidity levels rise, wool absorbs the moisture, keeping the humidity at the surface relatively low. The absorbed moisture gets slowly diffused into the atmosphere, ensuring that a damp, clammy feeling will never be experienced with wool.