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  1. 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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  2. Our 100% British wool duvets are 100% natural and chemical free

    Our wool duvets are chemical free and is 100% natural

    You spend an average of 7-8 hours out of every 24 in bed and so what you sleep under is incredibly important if you want to be sure of a restful night’s sleep.

    At Devon Duvets we take sleep very seriously and our seamstresses at our Devon workshops take great care in handcrafting our certified 100% British wool duvets. Wool is such a beautiful natural and sustainable product that we want to keep it as close as possible to the way nature intended. 

    Wool has many wonderful features, including being naturally breathable and temperature regulating, helping to keep you cool when it’s hot, yet lovely and snuggly when it’s cold. As it is dust mite resistant and also resistant to the build-up of micro bacteria, it is naturally anti-allergy, which means it is the perfect bedding for those suffering from asthma or other allergies. It is also naturally fire retardant.

    We only ever buy top quality 100% British wool from British farmers, who have the highest standards of animal husbandry and who only shear live sheep in the spring and summer when they naturally need shearing. Our wool is certified by British Wool, the organisation responsible for collecting and grading British wool on behalf of the farmers.

    Our wool is then sent to British mills for cleaning (known as ‘scouring’). No chemicals or bleaches are used in the cleaning process – better for you and better for the environment. The wool is then needled to create ‘loft’, trapping air between the fibres and creating a luxuriously soft wool layer.

    Some wool duvet companies use wool that has been treated with chemicals to make it ‘washable’ but we don’t do this for two main reasons. Firstly, the chemicals used for this process are usually a form of chlorine gas, followed by a coating to smooth the wool fibres. When washed out, these chemicals can enter the wastewater systems and, if so, impacts on the environment. At Devon Duvets we are com

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  3. Launch of our new Botanic Range

    Devon Duvets new botanic range award winning best summer duvet 2022

    Excited to launch our new Botanic Range, a fully plant based collection of ethical duvets.  Registered by the Vegan Society.  Full Press Release here

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  4. Cherish the gift of nature

    Cherish the gift of nature by taking care of our planet

    We are all in a position to make conscious purchases and you are probably visiting our website, not just because you would love a good night's sleep (and our duvets certainly help achieve that) but because you also want to make an environmentally responsible choice.                                          

                                           

    At Devon Duvets, we are constantly looking at ways to improve our impact on the environment and we achieve this, not just in how we source our raw materials such as wool and cotton, but also how we use materials for packaging.  Although we have always used recycled cardboard to FSC controlled standards for our boxes, we now use biodegradable packaging inside of the cardboard to keep the duvet safe and hygienic.  Therefore, whilst we expect our duvets to last a long time (although they are also biodegradable) our packaging won't be hanging around causing damage to the world in years to come!                                            

                                                                  

    'Cherish the gift of nature' with Devon Duvets.

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