Details about the wool we use
Why do we only use British wool?
British wool has been reknown for its suberb quality for over two thousand years, so at Devon Duvets, we take great pride in using only the finest British wool for our luxurious bedding products. We are committed to supporting British farmers and so are also proud to say that all of our wool is fully traceable back to individual British farms, ensuring our selected farmers receive a premium price for the wool from their flocks. By tracing back to each farm, we also ensure that only a single breed of sheep is used for obtaining our wool, maintaining consistent quality in our wool bedding products.
Is our wool certified as British wool?
All of our wool is certified as fully traceable by British Wool, and this certification guarantees that the wool we use is 100% British. British Wool also have a role to play by working closely with DEFRA which is the government body that regulates farming and ensures that British farms uphold the highest standards of animal welfare.
We take animal welfare seriously, and in addition to our wool being certified as British and traceable from farm to product, we ensure that our wool is shorn from live sheep each year in the centuries-old tradition of British farming. We only accept wool only from spring and summer shearing, when the sheep are happy to be rid of their heavy fleeces. We never accept winter shearing or by-products from the slaughterhouse. The sheep who provide wool for us return to the pasture to regrow their fleeces for the next season - so the wool we use is truly sustainable.
How is our wool cleaned and prepared?
We purchase our wool in its raw state, and oversee the cleaning process ourselves to achieve the high standards we require for our bedding. We do not use imported wool, scrap wool, bonding agents, linings or any artificial fibres. The wool is washed and processed in British mills, to our unique specifications and without the use of chemicals, leaving the natural properties of the wool intact. All of our wool is so clean that it receives a sterilisation certification.
At Devon Duvets, we have developed a unique and special way for our wool to be needled. This, together with the skill of our seamstresses, enables us to handcraft each product individually in our Devon workshops, producing luxurious, lofty duvets that embrace your body, and sumptuous mattress toppers that provide a wonderful layer of comfort on your bed. Our needling technique ensures that the filling is a consistent thickness and does not become patchy or clump together with use.
Luxurious, ethical and sustainable handcrafted wool bedding
By choosing Devon Duvets, you are not only enjoying the most luxurious and comfortable bedding products, but you are also supporting good animal welfare and the best practices in British farming. You are also choosing a product that is natural and sustainable.