We all have our favourite pillow – and we choose it because it helps us to get a good night’s sleep. We can even find it difficult sleeping on an unfamiliar pillow and we certainly don’t want to share the one we like with anyone else! There are soft pillow people, firm pillow people and those that like extra neck support.
Going away to Uni or College is a big step, especially if it’s your first time away from home. It’s good to know that if you have one of our patented 100% British wool folding pillows, you can take one of your home comforts with you. An unfamiliar bed in a new environment will seem that much more comfortable and help you to settle in. What’s more, its ingenious design means you can unfold it and put it in your suitcase, without it taking up too much room.
We’ve been making bedding for the last 10 years, using only 100% natural materials and our new wool folding pillows are no different. We came up with our patented design because it offers more flexibility than a standard pillow.
Basically, they are created out of sections, that fold over on each other to create whatever level of softness or firmness you prefer. You can opt for a 2-fold, 3-fold or 4-fold pillow. If you need extra neck support, you can keep one section flat, with a second one rolled up on top. Once the sections are in place, they tuck quickly and neatly inside a securing flap and then the whole pillow can be put inside your pillowcase.
The other great benefit of our folding wool pillows is that they are easier to keep clean and hygienic. When you sleep you lose a lot of moisture from your head, which not only creates micro bacteria but also creates a nice, cosy environment for dust mites, which exacerbate allergies and asthma. With a folding wool pillow, this is easy to avoid. Wool is naturally dust mite resistant, so that deals with that problem, and to keep your pillow fresh, all you need do is unfold it and hang it out to air when changing your bedlinen. If your pillow needs a bit of extra cleaning, then it can be machine washed on a wool cycle, using a wool-friendly detergent.
There are some other great things about our folding pillows. Firstly, the filling is made from Certified 100% British Wool, that’s responsibly sourced and fully traceable. The wool is cleaned, without chemicals or bleach, before being needled into a light and fluffy sheet, which is then encased in soft 260 thread count 100% natural cotton, in order to create the finished pillow. Each pillow is expertly handcrafted by our seamstresses in our Devon workshops and then packed into recyclable packaging, ready to send to you.
In addition to being hypo-allergenic, wool is breathable so makes a wonderful temperature regulator, helping to keep your head cool when you are hot – and vice versa. This all helps to give you a better night’s sleep.