Our duvets, toppers and pillows are Beautifully British because they are 100% made in Britain. What’s more, nobody else makes them for us. We individually handcraft every single one, here in our own workshops at the edge of Dartmoor.
Posted: May 19, 2023
Posted: May 05, 2023
At Devon Duvets we’re very proud to support British farming because British sheep flocks are amongst the best cared for in the world. Britain has also been famous for the quality of its wool for over two thousand years and so by using British wool, we are continuing an ancient British tradition of using this wonderful natural fibre to craft quality products.
We’ve been making luxurious wool filled bedding products for over 14 years and created the first 100% British made, 100% British wool filled duvet. We’ve also been committed to sustainability and responsible sourcing from the beginning of our journey – and that’s another reason for only using British wool and for making our products ourselves because it means we can ensure we are directly involved at every step of the way. It also helps us to keep our carbon footprint low.
Posted: May 21, 2021Categories: British Wool, British Farmers, Did Ewe Know?
Sheep are amazing animals, producing fleeces that continually grow throughout their lives. Humans have been farming sheep for thousands of years, especially for their wool, which is a wonderful fibre. Temperature regulating and breathable, it makes the perfect fibre for clothing and bedding.
Posted: June 26, 2020
Our thousands of happy customers know that we are committed to responsible sourcing when it comes to our wool bedding products. Some of our customers ask how we ensure that our wool comes from farms where the highest animal welfare standards are followed.
The answer is that 100% of the wool we use is British wool and British sheep are some of the best cared for sheep in the world. In the UK, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is the government department responsible for many standards to do with environmental protection, food production and animal welfare. They exercise very strict controls over farmers and often visit unannounced to inspect animals in their care. Any farmer not considered to be upholding these standards would be banned from keeping sheep.
Additionally, in Britain, the practice of ‘mulesing’ is a banned and illegal practice, whereas in many countries this is normal. By purchasing British wool, we are not only supporting British
Posted: February 20, 2020
Most of us associate wool with cold weather – and certainly our fabulous, super soft, high tog duvets are perfect for snuggling in the Winter months. However, the great thing about wool is that because it is a 100% natural material, it is breathable and therefore temperature regulating.
Posted: October 07, 2019
Not getting a good night’s sleep is debilitating and if sustained over a long period can affect your health - and ultimately your family life, work and leisure time. Your brain uses the time you are asleep to re-wire itself and set down memories, and the rest of your body gets to work on repairing any damage done during the day.
Posted: December 06, 2018Categories: British Farmers
When we first had the idea to make wool duvets more than 10 years ago, we visualised making just a few of them from our farm on Dartmoor. This is what we told Monty Don when we filmed his series 'My Dream Farm' and he said this would be only the beginning of our journey - how right he was!
From those first wool duvets, made using wool from our own sheep, we now purchase more than 60,000 prime British fleeces a year and employ more than 15 people. It was and continues to be important to us that we make natural, sustainable products using only the very best quality materials. Each duvet, mattress topper and pillow is individually handcrafted in our own Devon workshops and we are very proud that we make an honest British Product.
So many people have discovered that sleeping under our duvets is a wonderful experience and it is these people who make it possible for us to champion British wool, employ people in