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Monthly Archives: August 2019

  1. Why is our folding wool pillow so great for Uni?

    Why is our folding wool pillow so great for Uni?

    We all have our favourite pillow – and we choose it because it helps us to get a good night’s sleep. We can even find it difficult sleeping on an unfamiliar pillow and we certainly don’t want to share the one we like with anyone else! There are soft pillow people, firm pillow people and those that like extra neck support.

    Going away to Uni or College is a big step, especially if it’s your first time away from home. It’s good to know that if you have one of our patented 100% British wool folding pillows, you can take one of your home comforts with you. An unfamiliar bed in a new environment will seem that much more comfortable and help you to settle in. What’s more, its ingenious design means you can unfold it and put it in your suitcase, without it taking up too much room. 

    We’ve been making bedding for the last 10 years, using only 100% natural materials and our new wool folding pillows are no different. We came up with our patented design because it offers more flexibility than a standard pillow. 

    Basically, they are created out of sections, that fold over on each other to create whatever level of softness or firmness you prefer. You can opt for a 2-fold, 3-fold or 4-fold pillow. If you need extra neck support, you can keep one section flat, with a second one rolled up on top. Once the sections are in place, they tuck quickly and neatly inside a securing flap and then the whole pillow can be put inside your pillowcase. 

    The other great benefit of our folding wool pillows is that they are easier to keep clean and hygienic. When you sleep you lose a lot of moisture from your head, which not only creates micro bacteria but also creates a nice, cosy environment for dust mites, which exacerbate allergies and asthma. With a folding wool pillow, this is easy to avoid. Wool is naturally dust mite resistant, so that deals with that problem, and to keep your pillow fresh, all you need do is unfold it and hang it out to air when changing your bedlinen. If your pillow needs a bit of extra cleaning, then it can be machine washed on a wool cycle, using a wool-friendly detergent.

    Check out the video to see how it all works and see how versatile your folding wool pillow will be.

    There are some other great things about our folding pillows. Firstly, the filling is made from Certified 100% British Wool, that’s responsibly sourced and fully traceable. The wool is cleaned, without chemicals or bleach, before being needled into a light and fluffy sheet, which is then encased in soft 260 thread count 100% natural cotton, in order to create the finished pillow. Each pillow is expertly handcrafted by our seamstresses in our Devon workshops and then packed into recyclable packaging, ready to send to you.

    In addition to being hypo-allergenic, wool is breathable so makes a wonderful temperature regulator, helping to keep your head cool when you are hot – and vice versa. This all helps to give you a better night’s sleep.

    You can order your pillow herebut if you have any specific questions, do get in touch on 01752 345399 or via [email protected]a nd let us know how we can help.

     

    We also do a range of 100% natural duvets and mattress toppers.

     

     

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  2. Why a wool mattress topper will help you get a better night’s sleep

    Why a wool mattress topper will help you get a better night’s sleep

    A mattress topper sits on top of your mattress to give an extra layer of comfort. It is thicker than a mattress protector and can also prolong the life of your mattress as they are easier to keep clean than a mattress.

    A mattress topper with a soft, flexible filling will make a big difference to your comfort level in bed and provides additional support whilst you sleep. They are also fantastic when used with a sofa bed, to provide a bit of extra thickness and comfort. All you need do when your guest has left, is fold up the mattress topper and put it away.

    The most important factor in a mattress topper is the material with which it is made.  At Devon Duvets, our mattress toppers are made from Certified 100% British Wool, from responsible sources and encased in 100% cotton. The cotton casing is woven especially for us, to support the breathability of wool and is brushed on both sides to create a luxurious feel and help it to stop sliding around on your mattress. There are also broad elastic straps at each corner to help hold it in place.  Each of our mattress toppers is handcrafted by our expert seamstresses in our Devon workshop, where quality is paramount.

    Wool is a naturally hypo-allergenic material that is anti-bacterial and resists dust mites. This helps to alleviate the symptoms of allergies or asthma and, thereby, aids a good night’s sleep. Additionally, because wool is breathable, it makes a wonderful temperature regulator, helping to keep you cool when you are hot – and vice versa. It’s also gorgeously soft!

    Although some people might consider a mattress topper to be a luxury, in fact it can really help if you suffer from back or joint pain, as it provides a soft layer beneath your body but you will still have the additional support of your mattress underneath. Sometimes it can be a struggle to turn or flip a mattress as recommended by most mattress manufacturers  but this is easy to do when all you are flipping or turning is a mattress topper – and you have the added benefit of being able to keep it clean. 

    Our wool mattress toppers are easy to care for; turn regularly on the bed and use both sides. To keep fresh simply hang outside to air. Any areas requiring more attention can be spot cleaned.

    All of our mattress toppers are available in standard UK single to emperor sizes and also in standard

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  3. A great night's sleep leads to triple celebration for Devon Duvets

    A great night's sleep leads to triple celebration for Devon Duvets

    As a family-run business, we put our heart and soul into developing and crafting our products in our Devon workshops because we want you to have the best possible night’s sleep. We know from thousands of happy customers that making gorgeously comfy bedding is what we’re good at - but it’s so more than that. We also work hard to ensure our products are ethically sourced, sustainable and eco-friendly, with every step of each process carried out to our exacting specifications.

    So, you can imagine how thrilled we are that we’ve achieved recognition and praise from two of the UK’s top publications this year for two of our duvets.

    The Independent reviewed a selection of summer duvets and our lightweight wool duvet was awarded Best Summer Duvet, chosen from amongst a selection of duvets, made from a variety of materials. In case you missed it, here’s the link: 

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