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  1. About the wool in your bedding

    We use traceable British wool in our handcrafted products

    More and more of us are discovering the benefits of bedding made from 100% natural and sustainable products – and this is especially so when it comes to wool. It’s breathable and temperature regulating, so can help us to keep our core body temperature balanced as we sleep. It’s also resistant to dust mites and the build-up of micro bacteria, so is hypoallergenic and more hygienic. It is also naturally fire retardant. Wool is better for the environment too, because it is sustainable and environmentally friendly and so won’t sit in landfill for decades when the times comes to replace it. It biodegrades quickly and releases essential nutrients whilst it does so. You can even compost it and use it in your own garden!

    This all adds up to make wool a perfect filling for duvets, pillows and toppers! However, before you buy, how do you decide what makes the best wool bedding product? There are lots of factors you might want to consider, so we’ve put a few pointers below:

    • Where is the wool from? Wool comes from many countries, such as Australia, New Zealand, China, Russia, Argentina and, of course, the UK. If you want to choose bedding that’s made from 100% British wool, then you need to look for the British Wool ‘crook mark’ logo on the product pages of the websites you are browsing. The British Wool organisation represents over 35,000 British farmers, helping to collect, grade, market and sell their wool. By buying wool from British flocks, you are helping our farmers, boosting agriculture, and supporting local economies. At Devon Duvets we only ever use fully traceable 100% British wool that has been certified by the British Wool organisation.
    • Is the wool traceable and responsibly sourced? The standards for sheep welfare vary enormously around the world, so it’s only natural that you would want your wool bedding to be made from wool where the sheep are treated well and looked after. British sheep are amongst
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  2. OUR PLANT-BASED BOTANIC DUVETS WIN THEIR THIRD AWARD

    natural vegan duvet award 2022 individually handcrafted

    OUR PLANT-BASED BOTANIC DUVETS WIN THEIR THIRD AWARD

     

    Hot on the heels of our third award for our lightweight British wool duvets, the team at the Evening Standard have chosen our Ultralight Botanic duvet as ES Best Top Pick and their overall favourite in their Best Summer Duvet awards, for the third time.
    https://www.standard.co.uk/shopping/esbest/home-garden/home-accessories/best-summer-duvets-a3881196.html 

    Having previously been chosen in 2019 and 2021, this year the ES team said that the duvet was their frontrunner as it gives the best summer night’s sleep yet. They loved that it was made with natural and sustainable plant-based materials from ethical sources and that it was easy to care for.


     
    Our Botanic duvet range was launched in 2019 as an option for customers who wanted a wool-alternative product but did not want to go down the non-sustainable synthetic duvet route. Our Botanic duvets are soft and silky, and made with 100% plant-based fibres containing TENCELäLyocell, from certified sustainable wood sources, and processed through an Eco award-winning process. These fibres are used for the filling and the casing for the duvets, so we are literally

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  3. OUR LIGHTWEIGHT WOOL DUVETS ARE NOW TRIPLE AWARD WINNERS

    lightweight wool duvet triple award winning independent Best Buy 2022 best luxury duvet

    OUR LIGHTWEIGHT WOOL DUVETS ARE NOW TRIPLE AWARD WINNERS

     

    At Devon Duvets, we put a lot of love and care into every stitch of our individually handcrafted British wool duvets to ensure that our customers can sleep better. So, it’s only natural that we are very proud when we win awards!  This year is special though because the team at the Indie Best Buy Awards, which are run by The Independent, have chosen our lightweight (summer) wool duvet as Best Wool Summer Duvet for the third year running.  https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/house-garden/bedroom/best-summer-weight-duvets-a6934276.html

     

    The Indie highlighted that the Devon Duvets lightweight wool duvet was beautifully handmade in Devon, using fully traceable British wool from British farmers for the filling, together with ethically sourced, unbleached 260 thread count cotton for the casing. They also said during testing they noticed it was breathable and effective at regulating their tester’s body temperature, making it ideal.

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  4. What's Your Sleep Story

    What's Your Sleep Story

    Everybody has their own Sleep Story - and we speak to customers every day about theirs. At Devon Duvets we want our customers to achieve a better quality of sleep, and this is why we put so much love and care into individually handcrafting our award-winning duvets, toppers and pillows, here in our Devon workshops.

    We thought it would be helpful to share some of these stories in a series of mini blogs as you may find that you have a similar Sleep Story and can see how our 100% natural, filled bedding products can help.

    SUE’S SLEEP STORY

    Sue has problems with dust mite allergies and so she currently has a duvet with a ‘hypoallergenic’ microfibre filling. However, she also has eczema and finds that because her synthetic duvet is not breathable, when she becomes hot it traps the heat. This can inflame her skin condition and then she struggles to have a good night’s sleep. Wool is naturally dust mite resistant as well as being breathable and so works with your body core temperature to help provide a more balanced sleeping environment through the night. Sue chose one of our lightweight British wool duvets (4 – 7 togs) and found it made a real difference in the quality of her sleep. Find out more about our British wool duvets here.

    Keep checking our blogs for more Sleep Stories!

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