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  1. Why we love Devon

    Why we love Devon

    We know how lucky we are to be based in Devon! When our founders, Dick and Pauline, left their busy international careers 12 years ago, they decided to settle on Dartmoor because they loved the area and wanted to enjoy all its natural beauty and the outdoor lifestyle.

    When they developed their idea for Devon Duvets and started to grow the company, production was moved to an area just outside Plymouth, close to the edge of the moor. At that point, we found another reason to love Devon. We discovered that there are many talented seamstresses who live here and now work with us, putting love and care into handcrafting each of our duvets, pillows and mattress toppers. It makes us very proud to be able to say that our filled bedding products are 100% made in Devon!

    So…Devon is beautiful and has talent but that’s not all!

    Tors, clotted cream, fudge and sheep are usually the things most often associated with Devon, but it is also a county that is full of other enterprising businesses that have based themselves here. We thought we’d share some information on some of our favourites.

    • First up is Twool, an Ashburton-based company that uses wool from Whiteface Dartmoor sheep to make wool twine (perfect for traditional garden use but also great for wrapping gifts), caps, bags and dog leads. Like us, Twool supports British farmers, and has placed responsible sourcing and sustainability at the heart of its business.
    • ViSpring are based just down the road from us and they are manufacturers of high-quality beds. They also make wonderful mattresses, using natural materials, such as cotton and wool. One of their most luxurious mattresses is created using hand teased Devonshire wool.
    • Continuing on the bed theme, Bakare (also based very close to us), make award-winning electric beds, including special needs beds and cots and mobility beds.
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  2. Seven Reasons for Choosing a Devon Duvets Wool Duvet

    Seven Reasons for Choosing a Devon Duvets Wool Duvet

    When Devon Duvets was founded back in 2010, we had already made the decision to make wool duvets the focus of our business. Since then, we have gone on to develop other products, but our wool duvets have remained the most popular throughout the years. Beautifully soft, deliciously snuggly in winter, yet cool in summer, wool is a wonderful natural product that turns a duvet into a slice of sleep heaven!

    Thousands of happy customers have already discovered the benefits of a wool duvet but if you’re still pondering if it’s the right choice for your bed, here’s seven reasons to consider a Devon Duvets wool duvet.

    1. Wool is Natural and Sustainable

    In the same way that our hair grows, wool fleece continuously grows and so sheep need shearing to relieve them before it becomes too heavy. We only ever use 100% British wool in our wool duvets, certified by the British Wool organisation – and we only ever use wool from live sheep that have been shorn in the traditional way in spring or summer, when the fleece has grown long over the winter. Our wool is washed (known as ‘scouring’) in British mills without the use of bleaches or chemicals, so our wool duvets are 100% natural.

    2. Wool is Breathable and Temperature Regulating

    As a natural fibre, wool is breathable. This means that, unlike synthetic materials, it will work with your body temperature, retaining heat when you are cold, but releasing heat if you get too warm. Your wool duvet will also work with the ambient temperature in your bedroom, helping to keep you warm if your bedroom is cool, but also radiating heat away from your body in the warmer months. Wool also wicks away moisture. This makes it the ideal duvet filling for temperature regulation and especially if you suffer from ‘night sweats’.

    3. Wool is Wonderfully Soft

    Once our wool has been washed, it is then needled to our exacting specifications, to trap air and create loft. This results in soft, fluffy layers of wool, that are then encased in high quality, 260 thread count 100% natural cotton. As the wool is in layers, it cannot move around inside the duvet casing and so your duvet will drape gently around your body, creating a luxurious sleeping environment.

    4. Wool is Hypoallergenic

    Wool is naturally resistant to dust mites and the build-up of micro bacteria, which makes it perfect if you suffer from allergies or asthma. The washing process at the mill also removes virtually all the lanolin from the wool, so you are left with wool fibres that are anti-allergy.

    5. Wool is Naturally Flame Retardant

    When compared to many other common materials, especially synthetics such as polyester or nylon, wool is naturally fire retardant.

    6. Wool is Environmentally Friendly

    Because wool is a natural product, it will biodegrade harmlessly into the environment, when the time comes to replace your duvet. The cotton casing we make is also 100% natural, so that will biodegrade harmlessly too!

    7. Our Wool Duvets are 100% British Made

    All of our wool comes from British farmers, which means we are supporting farming in the UK. Then when you take into account that our wool is cleaned here in the UK, this means we are able to minimise our carbon footprint. We put a lot of love and care into the making of our duvets; each and every one is individually handcrafted by our brilliant seamstresses, here in our Devon workshops. We have a team of seamstresses, packers and dispatchers, plus our sales team – so we are also providing jobs for people who live in our area,

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