Monthly Archives: March 2020

  1. How can a wool mattress topper help keep you cool in the warmer months?

    How can a wool mattress topper help keep you cool in the warmer months?

    Many of us have a mattress topper because we want that extra layer of ‘sink into’ comfort on top of our mattress. It also helps to provide some protection to our mattress. So if you’re considering getting your own slice of extra comfort, it’s worth bearing in mind that a wool mattress topper offers so much more because it has another beneficial function - to keep you cool in the warmer months, as well as keeping you warm when it’s cold.

    Wool is an amazing product, not only is it beautifully soft but it is also naturally anti-allergy as it resists dust mites, and because it is naturally breathable it can also help to stop the build-up of micro-bacteria. So it’s a healthy choice and particularly for those who suffer from asthma or other allergies.  

    The other benefit of this wonderful natural product is that it is temperature regulating and so, it can either dissipate heat away from your body if it’s hot, but also keep the warmth in its fibres to keep your body warm when it’s cold. If you’re suffering from ‘night sweats’ as a result of the menopause, then this is an extra bonus!

    A wool mattress topper will work with your mattress to keep your body temperature even throughout the night. This is especially helpful if you have a memory foam mattress as some types can trap heat when it’s hot, making it more difficult to get a good night’s sleep.

    Our wool mattress toppers are only ever made from certified 100% British wool, from British farmers who we know have the highest standards of animal husbandry and care. Our wool is cleaned at British mills, without the use of bleach or chemicals. We then encase the wool in soft 100% natural brushed cotton. We have been certified by British Wool and are allowed to display their logo on our packaging. So when we say you are buying a product made from 100% British wool, you can be confident that thi

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  2. Why our folding wool pillows are hygienic, easy care and better for a good night’s sleep

    Why our folding wool pillows are hygienic, easy care and better for a good night’s sleep

    Keeping bedding clean and hygienic is very important – and especially when it comes to pillows, which have contact with our heads and faces every night.

    This is where our unique, patented folding wool pillows come in!  Wool is a wonderful natural fibre that is breathable and heat regulating, transferring heat and moisture away from your skin. This creates a less susceptible environment for the development of micro-bacteria, making your pillow more hygienic. It is also dust mite resistant, making it an excellent choice for those needing a pillow to ease the symptoms of allergies and asthma in order to get a more restful night’s sleep.

    We only ever use certified 100% British wool to fill our folding pillows. Our wool comes from British farmers who have the highest standards of animal husbandry, with the sheep only being shorn in Spring and Summer, the times when they would naturally need to be relieved of their wool. The wool is then milled in British mills - cleaned without the use of bleaches or chemicals, meaning that only what nature intended is close to your face. The wool is needled into super soft sheets, then encased by us in 100% natural cotton, before being individually handcrafted into pillows by our expert seamstresses in our Devon workshops.

    We produce several options in our wool filled folding pillows; 2-fold, 3-fold and 4-fold. Each pillow is made out of sections that fold over on each other to create a pillow that is perfect just for you! You can discover more about how this works by watching the video on our website.

    Another reason that our folding wool pillows are so hygienic is that they are very easy to clean. For a refresh, just take your pillow out of its pillowcase, unfold and hang out to air when you change your bedlinen. You can do this between bedlinen changes if you wish. If you want a deeper clean, then unfold your pillow and machine wash on a wool cycle,

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  3. Why Little Lana by Devon Duvets is the best hypoallergenic duvet for your child

    Why Little Lana by Devon Duvets is the best hypoallergenic duvet for your child

    There’s nothing more distressing that seeing your little one in discomfort and not able to sleep properly at night, due to an allergic reaction. According to The Children’s Allergies website, approximately 10% of children will produce antibodies in reaction to a dust mite allergy, resulting in an allergic reaction such as asthma.

    The problem is that dust mites love the damp, bacteria-friendly environment of our beds and the bedding on it. There is a plethora of synthetic bedding options to try and combat this but as we are all increasingly aware of our responsibility to the planet, these end up being a problem for the environment when it’s time to change the bedding, for the simple fact that they are not biodegradable. So how can we ensure we are getting comfortable, hypoallergenic bedding for our child as well as doing the best for our planet? 

    At Devon Duvets we’ve spent years in developing the perfect natural alternative and it involves wool. Our Little Lana wool duvets are filled with the softest, fluffiest 100% Certified British Wool, from fully ethical and traceable sources. We do not use bleach or chemical treatments during the process of preparing the wool for the filling of our duvets and they are fully biodegradable when the time comes to replace them.

    We think our duvets make the best bedding for all children, but why are our wool duvets so particularly perfect for your allergy-suffering child? For the simple fact that wool is naturally hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial and has unique properties that resist dust mites. This helps to alleviate the symptoms of allergies such as asthma and so can help your little one to fall asleep and have a peaceful night.

    The other great benefit of our Little Lana duvets is that they are encased in soft 260 thread count 100% cotton and there are no artificial fibres, materials or bonding agents used so your child won’t suffer the irritati

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