We’re delighted that the programme telling the story of Devon Duvets is back on TV and being aired several times over the coming days! It all began in 2010, when Dick and Pauline Beijen left their busy international careers behind and bought a smallholding on Dartmoor. Keen to live a more sustainable, self-supporting lifestyle, they were soon crafting natural products to sell, and were discussing the possibility of making wool filled duvets with other local farmers.
It was at this point that they were discovered by the hugely popular TV presenter, Monty Don, who asked the couple if they would feature in the first episode of his new series ‘My Dream Farm’. Monty Don was so excited by Dick and Pauline’s idea to make wool filled duvets that he introduced them to the buyers in the bedding department of John Lewis and it wasn’t long before the idea became a reality and the seamstresses in our Devon-based workshops were working hard to create, first, our 100% British wool duvets and then our mattress toppers and pillows.
Many of our original customers saw the programme back in 2010 and were inspired to buy their first wool duvet. Both then and now, many of our customers say that they want to support a British business that is, in turn, supporting British farmers, by only using certified 100% British wool in their products.
Since then, the series has been aired in the USA and Canada – and has now been shown once again on Together TV in the UK. The episode featuring Dick and Pauline was aired yesterday, 2nd November at 4pm and then again at 9pm, and was simultaneously broadcast on Together TV, with previews on their YouTube and Facebook channels.
If you missed it, you can catch it on Together TV on Sunday 8th or Saturday 14th November at 12pm or at 6pm.
Together TV can be found on Freeview (Channel 87) as well as on Sky (Channel 170), Virgin Media (Channel 269) and Freesat (Channel 164).
You can watch the preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIVdNChpa90
(Photo credit: 'My Dream Farm' Channel 4)