How to care for your Devon Duvets Wool Mattress Topper
Your Devon Duvets wool topper has been individually handcrafted by our seamstresses, here in Devon. We use certified, fully traceable 100% British wool, from farmers whom we know to have the highest standards when it comes to the quality of their wool and in how they take care of their flock.
Our wool is carefully washed, without the use of chemicals or bleach, so it can retain as many of its natural properties as possible. This beautiful, soft and fluffy wool is then encased in luxurious 100% brushed cotton that has been woven in a cotton mill with OKEO-TEX certification, which means the mill does not use harmful chemicals in their weaving processes.
There is a lot of wool in each topper - about 1200g per square metre - and that is what creates springiness and comfort. However, because of the amount of wool inside the topper, this does mean that it needs a bit of love and care, when it comes to looking after it. We’ve put our top Do’s and Don’ts below to help you to keep your topper providing comfort for as long as possible.
DO air your topper regularly. We’d recommend doing this at least every 3 weeks and preferably outside for a few hours if the weather is dry. If it’s raining or generally damp outside, then pop the topper over a clothes airer or back of a chair near an open window -again for a few hours. Wool is naturally resistant to dust mites and the build-up of micro bacteria and regular airing helps to keep the wool nice and fresh.
DO turn your topper, preferably whenever you change your bedlinen. All natural fibres will settle over time and turning your topper will ensure that this settlement is as even as possible. The elastic straps on each corner of your topper will allow you to turn the topper from top to bottom, upside down and from side to side. We recommend you alternate these each time you turn your topper.
DO spot clean any marks or stains as soon as possible after they occur. To do this, dilute a small amount of wool care detergent (such as Woolite or similar) in lukewarm water and then dab (not rub) the affected area with a clean cloth or sponge. Then dab again with fresh lukewarm water and a clean cloth or sponge. Air dry thoroughly before putting back on your bed.
DO use a mattress protector over your topper if you would like to add a layer of protection for your topper. The correct order when making up your bed is: bottom sheet, mattress protector, topper, mattress. Make sure that any protector you use is 100% cotton so that it does not interfere with the breathability and temperature regulating properties of the wool.
DON’T machine or hand wash. The amount of wool inside the topper makes it difficult to wash without the wool staying damp for a long period of time, which could result in clumping or felting. Also, a wet topper is going to be very heavy.
DON’T use any other kind of detergent for spot cleaning, other than one specifically created for wool.
DON’T tumble dry after spot cleaning.
DON’T dry clean – our toppers are 100% natural, so it makes sense not to add chemicals that could leave a nasty chemical residue on your topper.
If you would like to know more about our 100% British wool mattress toppers, then please do get in touch by email, or call us on 01752 345399 and the team will be happy to answer any of your queries.