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  1. What is the best wool duvet for Winter?

    Featuring the best wool for your wool winter bedding

    We get calls from customers all the time who want to know the best winter duvet option. Everyone is different and so there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Some people are naturally ‘hot’ sleepers and others get cold more easily. Some are living in an older, less well insulated house that gets very cold at night and others in a more modern property with a consistent ambient temperature.

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  2. How to turn up the tog factor and dial down the thermostat

    Turn up the tog factor with your extra warm duvet this winter

    At Devon Duvets we’ve been committed to helping people sleep better for over 12 years. In fact, this commitment stems right back to the time when making duvets was just a twinkle in the eye of our owners, Dick and Pauline Beijen.

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  3. Why we know every stitch of our duvets

    Luxury bedding with 100% british wool and fully sustainable

    Experiencing a great night’s sleep is important for body and soul and what you sleep under or on can have a big impact on that. At Devon Duvets we know all about duvets and that’s why we’ve made sure we know exactly what goes into ours, down to the last stitch! In fact, thanks to years of research and experience, you can say we know our duvets inside and out - and this goes back to the time when our products were just a twinkle in the minds of our founders, Dick and Pauline Beijen.

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  4. How Devon Duvets featured on UK wide radio for World Sleep Day

     Devon Duvets featured on UK wide radio for World Sleep Day

    st Friday, 18th March, was World Sleep Day. The focus for this annual event is the importance of sleep for our health and wellbeing. Our founders and owners, Dick and Pauline Beijen were approached by a number of UK radio stations, from Scotland to Cornwall, and as far as the Channel Islands, to talk about sleep and how to create the best environment to help achieve a great sleep when you tuck yourself up each night. They were also featured on Sky News Radio.

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  5. How wool bedding can help alleviate dust mite allergies

    British wool study on dust mites and taking care of your bedding

    One of the biggest causes of allergies are dust mites, those tiny insects found in household dust. According to a report by the charity Allergy UK, they are the UK’s most common indoor allergen.

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  6. Traceable British Wool From Farm to Duvet

    Traceable British Wool From Farm to Duvet

    Many of us want to know where our products are made, and what materials are used, so we’ve always been proud that our award-wining products are made right here, in Devon - and only ever using 100% natural products that are responsibly sourced and sustainable. It’s also especially important to us that, through our commitment to use only British wool, we are helping to support British farmers.

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  7. Ten unusual uses for wool

    using wool in your garden compost

    Here, at Devon Duvets, we know all about wool and how amazing it is!  It’s been at the heart of our business for over 11 years and we’re proud that the wool we use for our duvets, pillows and toppers is 100% British wool, from our hard-working British farmers - and that each product is individually handcrafted by our brilliant seamstresses, here in Devon.

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  8. Twelve things you might not know about sheep

    Twelve things you might not know about sheep

    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.

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  9. 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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  10. How to choose the pillow that is right for you

    How to choose the pillow that is right for you

    First of all, you need to find one that is the right height for the way you sleep. If you are a side sleeper then, ideally, you will need to look at a pillow that’s medium to firm and high enough to fill the gap between the mattress and your head. The pillow also needs to keep your spine as straight as possible, to avoid neck pain. If you are a back sleeper, then opt for a fairly firm pillow to support your neck but one that doesn’t push your head too far forward. If you are someone who likes to sleep on their stomachs, you’ll need a softer, lower pillow to avoid your head being pushed back and putting strain on your neck.

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