Monthly Archives: April 2020

  1. Our 100% British wool duvets are 100% natural and chemical free

    Our 100% British wool duvets are 100% natural and chemical free

    You spend an average of 7-8 hours out of every 24 in bed and so what you sleep under is incredibly important if you want to be sure of a restful night’s sleep.

    At Devon Duvets we take sleep very seriously and our seamstresses at our Devon workshops take great care in handcrafting our certified 100% British wool duvets. Wool is such a beautiful natural and sustainable product that we want to keep it as close as possible to the way nature intended. 

    Wool has many wonderful features, including being naturally breathable and temperature regulating, helping to keep you cool when it’s hot, yet lovely and snuggly when it’s cold. As it is dust mite resistant and also resistant to the build-up of micro bacteria, it is naturally anti-allergy, which means it is the perfect bedding for those suffering from asthma or other allergies. It is also naturally fire retardant.

    We only ever buy top quality 100% British wool from British farmers, who have the highest standards of animal husbandry and who only shear live sheep in the spring and summer when they naturally need shearing. Our wool is certified by British Wool, the organisation responsible for collecting and grading British wool on behalf of the farmers.

    Our wool is then sent to British mills for cleaning (known as ‘scouring’). No chemicals or bleaches are used in the cleaning process – better for you and better for the environment. The wool is then needled to create ‘loft’, trapping air between the fibres and creating a luxuriously soft wool layer.

    Some wool duvet companies use wool that has been treated with chemicals to make it ‘washable’ but we don’t do this for two main reasons. Firstly, the chemicals used for this process are usually a form of chlorine gas, followed by a coating to smooth the wool fibres. When washed out, these chemicals can enter the wastewater systems and, if so, impacts on the environment. At Devon Duvets we are com

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  2. Why Devon Duvets are experts at making one-off bespoke bedding

    Why Devon Duvets are experts at making one-off bespoke bedding

    At Devon Duvets, our professional, time-served seamstresses have been making individually handcrafted certified 100% British wool bedding products, at our Devon workshops, for 10 years. 

    Our range includes wool duvets, mattress toppers and pillows in a selection of standard UK and EU sizes but did you know that, because everything is handcrafted, we are able to make bespoke items to customers’ exacting requirements? 

    We’re not restricted by large scale automated factory systems or machine sizes, so that makes us more flexible and our work that much easier when it comes to making something unusual. Also, because we make them here in Devon, we are able to quickly make any necessary adjustments on the spot, as required. We don’t have to wait to hear from a large scale operation unable to make just one specially sized product and who are based either inside or outside the UK – or even further afield.

    We’ve had many interesting requests for bespoke wool mattress toppers over the years – from aromatherapists wanting a specially shaped version to put underneath towels on their massage table, to seasoned campervan travellers needing that extra bit of comfort on their seat beds. Our seamstresses have been undaunted, cutting and stitching odd shapes, creating specially curved corners and sections with holes in the middle!

    Our customers have also requested special size wool duvets too, including for quirkily shaped beds, narrower duvets for berths on yachts and duvets for pets.

    Whatever shape or size the end product may be, you can be assured of superb quality, using responsibly sourced materials. We only ever use 100% British wool for that has been certified by the British Wool organisation and cleaned in British mills, without the use of chemicals or bleach. We don’t use glues or bonding agents and our wool fillings are encased in soft, ethically sourced 100% natu

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