A beautifully crafted Devon Duvets mattress topper

Our award-winning British wool mattress toppers are individually handcrafted by our team of professional seamstresses here, in our workshops on the edge of Dartmoor. We include information about how to care for them on our website, but we’re always happy to hear from customers who want some additional information to help them take care of their much-loved topper.

We therefore thought it would therefore be helpful to put together some useful information as well as some Do’s and Don’ts to steer you in the right direction!

Firstly, wool is amazing fibre. It’s natural and sustainable, which makes it good for you and the environment when it comes to choosing bedding. Temperature regulating and breathable, it’s also resistant to dust mites and the build-up of micro bacteria, which makes it hypoallergenic – as well as being more hygienic than many other types of bedding.

We use over 1.2kg per square metre of beautiful British wool in our toppers, encased in luxuriously soft 100% brushed cotton. That’s a whole lot of wool and why we would always recommend a bit of TLC to keep them feeling and looking gorgeous for as long as possible.

DO regularly air your topper – this helps to keep the wool nice and fresh. Outside is best, if the weather is dry, otherwise over a clothes airer near an open window. Most of our customers like to do this each time they change their bedlinen.

DO regularly turn your topper – the elastic straps on the corners mean that you can alternate rotations: top to bottom, side to side and upside down. This helps to ensure even settlement over time. We’d recommend doing this whenever you change your bedlinen.

DO spot clean your topper if required – dilute a little wool specific detergent in lukewarm water and dab (not rub) any affected areas with a clean cloth/sponge. Then dab again with fresh lukewarm water and a clean cloth/sponge. Air dry thoroughly before putting back on your bed.

DO use a mattress protector - this will help to keep your topper fresh and protect it against stains.

DO ensure the protector you use is made with 100% cotton - a 100% cotton protector will work with – and not against - the wool inside the topper. The protector should go over the topper and your mattress.

DON’T wash your topper – the high volume of wool inside could end up soggy and clumpy as it will take a long time to dry properly.

DON’T tumble dry your topper – this will shrink (‘felt’) the wool, and this is not reversible.

DON’T dry clean – our toppers are natural, so why add dry cleaning chemicals that could leave a residue on your topper?

Last, but not least, many customers ask us if they can use an electric blanket with their topper, and so you’ll find more information about that in this blog.

If you would like to know more about our 100% British wool mattress toppers, or have any other questions about mattress topper care, then do get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.