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  1. How to care for your Devon Duvets wool duvet

    How to look after your wool bedding

    Although we do give care instructions on our website, we often hear from customers who want to chat to us about their wool duvets and asking how they can put as much love into taking care of them as we do in making them!

    We thought it would be a good idea to talk about that here, in our blog, and also pass on some helpful information and advice.

    Your Devon Duvets certified 100% British wool duvet is individually handcrafted by our talented seamstresses and only using high quality materials. As with any high quality wool product, it does need some extra TLC - but it is worth it to ensure that your investment in night after night of healthy sleep lasts as long as possible.

    We only ever use certified 100% British wool in our duvets because we are committed to supporting British farmers - and the British wool we’ve selected is of excellent quality. This wool is carefully washed (known as ‘scouring’) in British mills without the use of bleach or chemicals, so it remains 100% natural. After the mill then needles the wool to create soft fluffy layers, it is brought to our workshops where our seamstresses can cut and encase it in beautifully soft, 260 thread count 100% cotton.

    Wool is a wonderful fibre and is naturally hypo allergenic and hygienic as it is resistant to dust mites and the build-up of micro bacteria. As a result, it doesn’t need washing very often and, in fact, the less you wash it the better the wool fibres will perform. Your duvet can be kept fresh by regular airing and this can be done whenever you change your bedlinen but at least once every few weeks. Hang the duvet up on a line outside if the weather is dry, but if not, then over a clothes airer, top of your bedroom door or the back of a chair near an open window for a few hours will do the trick!

    If there is a need to wash your wool duvet, then here are our top Do’s and Don’ts to make sure it stays as soft and snuggly as possible:

    • DO use only a 30 d
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  2. Devon Duvets loves the planet on Earth Day - and every day

    The earth is our future and we care about the planet

    On the 22nd April, the world stops and pauses for Earth Day.

    On this day, more and more of us make a conscious effort to conserve energy, and think about our impact on our beautiful planet.

    We can all make a difference, however small it may seem at the time – and at Devon Duvets, sustainability and our impact on the environment is always at the heart of every decision we make throughout the year.

    For example, we only ever use 100% certified British wool in our award-winning wool bedding. We buy our wool from British farmers who only shear in the Spring and Summer, when the sheep naturally need to lose their winter fleeces. Our wool is then cleaned in British mills, without the use of bleachor chemicals, and needled into a soft fluffy layer. The wool is then individually hand stitched into 100% natural cotton casings by our expert seamstresses, here in Devon. So when you buy a wool duvet from us, you can be confident you are getting a product that’s 100% sustainable and 100% natural.

    As an alternative to wool, our 100% plant-based Botanic duvets are made with fibres containing TENCEL™Lyocell, created from certified sustainable wood sources, through an Eco award-winning process. As with our 100% British wool duvets, each of our Botanic duvets is handcrafted by our seamstresses at our Devon workshops. Also an award-winner, our Botanic range was the first bedding of its type to be registered by the Vegan Society.

    In fact, our aim is to be sustainable in our everyday processes here at our Devon workshops, and this includes our long-held commitment to achieving a ‘zero waste’ policy. We’re almost there and are proud to say that over 99% of everything we produce in terms of ‘waste’ is either reused or recycled. For example, one well known rubber glove brand creates the lining for their gloves using offcuts from our beautifully soft 100% natural cotton mattress topper casings!

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