At Devon Duvets we love British wool and are committed to supporting our hard working sheep farmers. But did you know that Britian is one of the largest wool producers in the world? Read our blog to discover 5 facts about British wool.
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November 24, 2023
July 17, 2023
Have you ever wondered about the origin of the belief that counting sheep can help you to sleep? And does it really work? We've done some research to check out these questions so read on if you want to know more!
February 21, 2023
Our guide to choosing the perfect duvet tog ratings with wool:
A tog rating is a measure of thermal insulation. Originally created for the clothing market, all duvets come with their own scale of warmth level called a ‘tog rating’. This specifies warmth, not thickness.
With duvets, the higher the duvet tog rating, the warmer the duvet. Conversely, the lower the tog rating, the cooler the duvet. Most duvets have a fixed tog rating which reflects their insulation factor, and means that they are generally not able to temperature regulate, i.e. they are unable release heat if you need to cool down.
November 04, 2022
Many of us feel sleepier in Winter and wonder why we find it especially difficult to get up on those colder, dark mornings. We might even joke about hibernating! Of course, this is very different from some animals, who really do hibernate to help them survive until things warm up.
So, before looking at the reason why we, as humans, feel sleepier in the Winter, we thought we’d share some interesting facts about hibernation amongst some of our animal friends around the world.
June 29, 2022
New research, conducted by British Wool to mark its ‘In Bed With The Menopause’ campaign, found that 65% of women didn’t know the menopause could affect sleep until going through it. The research also looked at the wider effects of the menopause and the symptoms women were experiencing.
June 22, 2022
We’ve all been there - trying to change our duvet cover and wondering if there is an easier way. Single duvet covers are manageable, but when it comes to a King, Super King or Emperor size then it becomes far trickier - especially if you have having to do this by yourself!
January 17, 2022
Duvets have been around a lot longer than most of us realise. This is probably because it took a while for them to become popular in the UK and they have been through various transformations throughout their history.
Some archaeological digs have suggested that an early form of duvet was used in China, as far back as 3,000BCE. In Ancient Rome, patrician Romans used both blankets and quilts on their beds (lecti cubicidates) but the first documented use of a duvet dates back to the Viking era. Many of the largest and most richly equipped Viking burial mounds discovered contained beds with several types of bird feathers and down from pillows and duvets. This has included down from the Eider duck and feathers from the Eurasian Eagle Owl, the largest owl in northern Europe. The luxury of owning a pillow and duvet was reserved for the wealthiest in Norse society.
In the mid 18th century, Thomas Nugent, an Englishman on a tour of Europe, passed through Germany
December 13, 2021
Join us on an intriguing journey as we delve into the world of alpacas, the unique, cuddly creatures behind our exceptional range of alpaca duvets. Discover fascinating facts about these South American natives and how we, at Devon Duvets, utilise their luxurious fleece to create the ultimate sleeping experience.
September 20, 2021
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.
September 01, 2021
We’re all aware of ‘fake news’ and so-called ‘experts’ giving advice on social media. There are quite a few myths about sleep – and we’ve found eight common ones that we’ve tackled below!