It sounds impossible but it isn’t…thanks to a pioneering fibre manufacturing process that’s enabled our expert seamstresses in our Devon workshops to create a natural, 100% sustainable product that’s made from trees.
Right from the beginning, Devon Duvets has always focussed on the production of natural products, in fact ever since our founders, Dick and Pauline Beijen, left their busy international careers for a smallholding on Dartmoor. They started with bee keeping, soap making and other crafts, before expanding into making wool-based products, including wool duvets, using responsibly sourced wool from their own flock of sheep. Following a programme in 2009 for Channel 4, hosted by Monty Don, Dick and Pauline started commercial production of wool duvets, selling through a major retailer as well as direct, through their own website.
When Dick and Pauline discovered a revolutionary material that is made using plant fibres, it was an obvious next step for them to develop a new duvet for customers who, for specific reasons or personal values or health, would like an alternative option.
The material consists of a raw fibre called TENCEL™Lyocell, a natural fibre created using a pioneering, ECO award-winning manufacturing process by the Austrian company Lenzing. The fibres are derived from certified and controlled sustainable wood sources, through a process proven to have a low ecological impact as well as being fully traceable and genuinely ethical.
The TENCEL™Lyocell fibres are supplied to us at Devon Duvets, where they are used to create both the outer casing and filling for every duvet. The two elements are brought together by our amazing seamstresses, who lovingly handcraft each one to ensure a soft-to-the-touch, second to none quality duvet.
The result? Devon Duvet’s brand new Botanic range. Beautifully soft and comfortable, every Botanic duvet is a natural, handcrafted product that is environmentally friendly, fully biodegradable and, thanks to its temperature regulating properties, can aid a more restful sleep.
As this wonderful product is fibre-based, we’re delighted that all duvets in our Botanic range, from Single to Emperor, are registered by The Vegan Society.
To order your 100% sustainable, Botanic natural duvet click here.